I just said to a friend: Inside every guy is an inner creep that he spends his whole life fighting. People tend to think that it can’t be cured. I hope it can.
We guys spend so much of our lives pretending to be so much more than we want to be. Stronger, faster, cooler, smarter, whatever. It comes off as so fake, and so asshole.
What’s so wrong with just wanting to be us? I don’t know. You’re not grown up until you can get over this. And I suspect that you’re never entirely grown up.
The truth about guys: we’re scared not to be stronger, faster, cooler, smarter. We’re not scared of getting punched in the face, or of the challenges of the world, but we’re damned scared of looking weak, of being emasculated, of feeling emasculated.
We should admit it more.