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Man or a Boy?

  1. Aug 9, 2003 #1
    What do you think it takes to change from being a Boy to a Man? I myself think that it is the ability to take responsibility for your actions.
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  3. Aug 9, 2003 #2
    Physically it is just puberty. Any other distinction is either dictated by authority or by peoples opinion. Im sure even 2 year olds take responsibility for their actions to some extent, because they have to realise that they will get told off if they do some thing.
  4. Aug 9, 2003 #3
    Boy and man are just labels that people use. Therefore, the determining factor which distinguishes the differeneces a boy and man is simply the opinion of the observer. It's true though that there are certain behavior patterns one can adopt in order to be viewed as a man rather than a boy. It is also true that physical appearance plays a certain role in the helping people to decide whether someone is a boy or a man.

  5. Aug 9, 2003 #4
    A better thread would be "The Difference Between Guys and Men" because everyone knows guys have more fun
  6. Aug 9, 2003 #5
    True- and that's why men end up making excellent money and having a nice house and toys, while "guys" work at the 7-11 and live in the trailer park :wink: But hey, they sure have fun doing it:wink:
  7. Aug 10, 2003 #6
    Its all about the money then?
    What is more important in life - having fun, or being the richest corpse in the graveyard?
  8. Aug 10, 2003 #7
    Possibly the other way round, "Acting" in a responcible manner?
  9. Aug 10, 2003 #8
    Yea that sounds about rite, a Man could make a mistake and take responcibility for it, whereas a boy would make a mistake and not take responcibilty for it.
  10. Aug 10, 2003 #9
    Didn't quite mean it in that manner, meant it as a man thinks about what he is either about to do, or is presently doing, and CHOOSES, intentionally and beforehand, to act responcibly in the execution of the task.

    A child/boy thinks not of whether, or not, he will be holding himself accountable for his own actions, he simply tries, and then either, tries to "cover his mistakes", after the fact, or takes "credit" for knowing what to do, when, in fact, it is simply novice training that worked.
  11. Aug 10, 2003 #10
    Ok but a man can still make mistakes, as long as he takes responcibility for those mistakes he is a man, thats what i think anyway.
  12. Aug 10, 2003 #11
    And if he learns from those/his mistakes, then he goes forward with a mind, and an eye, to ensuring that he repeats those errors, as little as is humanly, (I am but a mere man) possible.
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