Men and women are two faces of a coin, where both the faces show something and are there for a purpose. They are inseparable and reflect the society. However, mothers, sisters, wives, and daughters are all given so much respect. They have sacrificed a lot in life; they go through ups and downs giving up their desires for the important men in their life-their husband, father, brother and son. And men are thought to be at the receiving end seen as boundary makers, restricting women to their limits. But life doesn’t work this way, one cannot give without receiving.
With due respect to all the women out there, it’s time to know the sacrifices a male makes for you, from being a boy to a man!
As a boy, he always gives up his chocolate and toys for his other siblings, even as a kid they are told to be responsible and take care of their siblings. Kids may fight a lot but when it comes to love, they do it open heartedly.
During adolescence, when he grows interest in certain sports and wishes to pursue his career in it, he is generally not supported by his family as they think a boy’s job should be serious and sports promises no stability. He might oppose it at first but he is left with no choice other than giving up.
Then comes the age where a boy becomes a man. It’s the age where he ‘should’ be settled. He faces various kinds of emotional and pscyological blackmail from his family to get married. But his choice rarely matters; it hardly matters if he loves someone, if he has chosen someone or he doesn’t want to be married at all. He is married to a girl of his family’s choice. Now, he is a married man, he can no longer enjoy things he desires. He has a wife to share his life with. His life is no longer about his passion; it has to be about both of them. He now has to take care of the choices, desires, and demands of his wife.
Then the next stage of a man’s life is (which is considered to be a most beautiful) is father. Now the man has another family, his family, to look after. He now sacrifices his lifestyle to suit the one where he can afford to have his child’s needs fulfilled.
Well, the story doesn’t end here, another pressure that some men face is the pressure of being the only ‘son’. There have been cases where young boys start earning at an early age, resulting in no passion for work, no dreams, and lifelong frustration.
There have also been cases where men with different taste and preferences marry girls, who don’t suit them a bit and this destroys the life of both the man and the wife.
The society has evolved a lot and it is not important that every man faces each situation in his life but yes, they all face one or the other. And before they know it, they have already buried a million dreams. It is also highly assumed that men don’t have feelings, they crave only for sex but the truth is they have feelings and they have potential to love more than anyone, that is what they have been doing throughout their lives, but that stone heart is the result of the world they see around them. But deep down they always remain a boy who will show his true feeling to the one he feels attached with.
We doubt whether you still know when is the international men’s day! Why? Because we didn’t have a need for such a day.
A man may never speak about it because he is taught since childhood that “men don’t cry” but yes his deep eyes have lot of pain in it. So, next time you judge a man by his loud voice, bulky body or heavy personality think about how much he must have gone through to be this MAN from an innocent BOY.