Since the beginning of our species the main idea of being a man has stayed the same, while the outlying personalities of men has ultimately changed. Throughout this paper I will state my case on how the genetic code of man has not changed and how it can easily be viewed in male groups in society. The information I will provide will be based off of the theory of evolution rather than religion. The reason for this is because I believe there is a link between human behavior and different animal species.
If one were to take the time to study mammalian behavior in animals the connection would become evident to them. Since the beginning man has been known as the hunter, the protector, the provider and the soldier. We have been imbedded with a genetic predisposition in order to handle these tasks. One piece to this genetic code is testosterone. Although men and women have it, the man has quit a bit. As stated in a wiki link, testosterone is the principal male sex hormone and an anabolic steroid.
Kimmel states in his “Bros before Ho’s” in his research on masculinity he found that men do not strive to the ideas of the common conception of being a man to impress a woman, or any other drive or desire to test themselves against some abstract standards, but rather they wish to be positively evaluated by other men. I connected Kimmel’s words to my position of testosterone being the leading cause of the common attributes men display over time. His words seem to fit perfectly in the scheme of things.
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Why is it that we want to be a man among men? Why does seem that we are never satisfied until we are acknowledged by our male peers as the master of our domain? As stated in the movie 300, “it is what we are bred for”. Everything we attempt in our lives since birth has molded us to become the alpha male at some point in time. There is a sense of entitlement to rule what we want in each of us. That last statement may seem like I believe that all men are just looking to screw each other over to get what they want.
Although that is sometimes the case, what I’m actually saying is that we are natural opportunists. Each of us will come to a point in our life that where a decision must be made which may have a moral dilemma involved. Say this decision will make the individuals life and his families better if he chooses one way, but if he chooses the other way it will have damaging effects to another. Now based on the way the individual was raised will have a major determination on the decision. There is two categories to this answer.
First the individual would way the risk and reward and eventually choose not. Second the individual ways the risk and reward and chooses yes. My point is not to point out the obvious. It is the reason for the decision’s that were made. One might say that the guy that choose to take the offer which would be considered the wrong and selfish decision is a bad guy and has no moral compass. The other would be seen as a hero and a trustworthy person. Now say a year later the good guy ends up homeless man that gets hit by a car and dies.
The so called bad guy turns his opportunity into a positive and creates more opportunities for the individual that got screwed over in the first place. Plan and simple survival of the fittest wins. This case can be made between lions in the jungle. The reason we can see the positive and negative in things is because we are human. Man is at the top of the food chain. We are in this position because our testosterone filled bodies refused to be held back from limitations. Although the testosterone allowed us to outweigh the fear in order for us to evolve, I believe it has returned.
As I stated before we still has the same genetic code as our ancestors which causes us to have the same behaviors. This is a problem in today’s society. There are over 7 billion people on this earth. With more people comes more rules. Man will become confined because less of them will be able to progress or accomplish want they want. There is not enough room for it. The crazy thing is that unless we escape or evolve, then the cause of our downfall will be the evolution of man in the first place.
Of Mice and Men After reading the story Of Mice and Men, I agreed with George’s decision however unethical it may seem. I do not fully condone the death sentence but my opinion still stands. As I will explain, it seems George had no other decision but to take the actions he did to ensure Lenny wouldn’t be killed by strangers cruelly and painfully. In a way it was his responsibility. I ...