Reader Maurice Barry of Duck? Starfish?…23 commented under an older piece about advice for the men in our lives. In his comment, he reminded me not to stereotype all men, and that he appreciated the reminder to mind his manners.
He has actually written a related piece, in an effort to comment about male and female friendships, familial loyalty, and men’s tendency to problem solve.
The post begins with
“One of the things that women find most annoying about men is our desire to fix things that, maybe, do not need to be fixed.”
“Because we [men] often obtain our ‘power’ from our ability to effect change we figure that is the best response, namely to actually do something; to fix whatever is wrong. What we fail to realize is that what is sought is not a solution. Frequently the solution is known and other times one is not required. What is needed instead is support and understanding.”
Here is the link to the rest of the post. Check it out. It involves Ireland, the War, and some awesome relatives.