Boys need grown men to be role models, to show them how to go about doing things. Most people at some level understand this. Yet they really don’t seem to care. One of the reasons might be the historic perspective that guys should just figure out what needs to be done and do it. Still, boys and young men need something to go on; leaving it all up the rudderless adolescents doesn’t seem to be a good plan.
Where did the role models come from in the past. It started with a Dad at home. There were Grandfathers and Uncles also. That is less of a thing these days, due to divorce. Then there was TV, movies and literature. We all know how that has gone, epitomized perhaps by TV commercials depicting men as useless. Which leads us to the last aspect; the idea that men are incompetent buffoons. At least one generation of young men have come of age under this idea. They can’t help but take some of it to heart. One wonders how good of a role model they will be for their sons. There have been two generations that have come of age under the Divorced Dad regime. We are all paying the price.
Is this all planned, or is it collateral damage?