Men are better planners and organizers

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I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read this post by one of my friends (guy) on Facebook the other day.  Of course, he said he wasn’t trying to offend anyone…why is it, when someone says that, you know you’re about to be offended?  I didn’t respond.  Really, what’s the point?  Nothing I say is going to change his mind.   People believe what they want to believe and there’s not a lot you can do to change their beliefs.  All you end up doing, when you argue about something like that, is end up getting angry, saying some things that you can’t take back, and raising your blood pressure.  Just let it go.

I try not to make sweeping statements about any group of people.  There is no “all _____ are…”  or “no ___can ever…” or “never…” or “always…”  People are  different, with different abilities and talents, different dreams and desires, different interests, and different life situations.  That doesn’t mean that the Wall Street big wig is better than the guy flipping burgers at McDonald’s.  It simply means they are in different places in life.

I’m finally in a place in my life where I no longer compare myself to others.  I’m where I am because of choices I made, some good and some bad, but all mine.  That doesn’t make my life less (or more) important than the CEO of the company where I work. 

 How did we ever get to a place where we allow our work to define us as human beings?  What happened to being a good person?  What happened to developing good character?  What happened to making the world a better place for ourselves and our children?

I’m not particularly concerned with how most people see me, with whether or not they think I’m a success.  There are a few people in my life that I love with all my heart.  How I treat those people is my measure of success. 

Men are better planners and organizers?  My response to that… is that why the world is in such great shape now?  You have to wonder…

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6 Responses

  1. LOL I agree with you, it all depends on the individual.

  2. I’m so in agreement with you on this matter. You’ve said it all in a succinct and memorable way.

  3. You’re right and it does depend on the individual. It was the “men are better at” mindset that prevented me from playing football in junior high. Oh well, their stereotype, their loss. I may have been a girl but I was a better QB than any of the boys.

    • Football? Sheesh…they wouldn’t even let us get close to the football field…well, unless you were a cheerleader. Very cool that you would have been a better QB than the boys!! I’m afraid I would have been awful at football…good thing that was never a dream of mine, huh?

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