I was watching a TikTok (it seems to have taken over my life at times), about Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad. He talked about his wife meeting Donald Trump. She called him a bad man. Robert Kiyosaki goes on to say there are three types of men: bad men. Nice men, and Wimps. He said Biden is a wimp.
I couldn’t help but reflect on these terms and what this means for men. Bad men are looked upon as strong. We all know the jokes about how nice guys finish last and reflect on wimp men being boring men.
The irony to me, is I wanted Biden to win. I was an anti-trump supporter for so long I didn’t even watch his shows. I just didn’t like him. But when Biden pulled out of Afghanistan, even I knew it was done so poorly. I also can’t help but think everyone needs to learn project management and change management. So many things are implemented so poorly and if you just understood the basic principles, that’s half the battle. I digress, and as such reflect upon what truly makes a man?
You know, my husband and I talk about who will stay home and take care of the kids. There is no doubt in our mind. He’s doing it. I make more and he gets way more enjoyment out of it than I do. But does that make him weak? We see all the hate comments TikTokers get when they talk about being a stay-at-home dad. But sometimes it just makes sense. Sometimes your strengths are elsewhere. And everything is context! My hubby will be home with the kids but he also has a side hustle of building trailers which he loves so indeed, all I would be doing is giving him everything he loves.
What is bothersome to me, is that when have we’ve become so judgey as a society? Some of us stand on soapboxes but miss trying to get to a common ground but instead force opinions and thoughts down onto people. When has that ever worked?