Writer’s Name: Tyeisha Downer
Title: Big Things Come in Many Different Packages
“Girl his swag is out of control! Look at his back; he walks with confidence and he demands respect and power whenever he steps up on the scene. I bet you his money is long and that he will give me some of it if I play my cards right. He probably has a girl, but who cares? I can make him mine look at him! He is gorgeous!”
Now that’s what a real man looks like….or is it? I have heard so many comments like the ones listed above from various women of all cultures, and all ages all over the world, but what does a real man look like? Even I had a closed mind towards certain men in my mind. I envisioned the perfect man to be tall with dark features, an exhilarating smile, an unusual fashion sense, broad shoulders, God fearing, powerful, romantic, and in tuned to my every emotion. In a perfect world, meeting a man like that would be easy; but not in today’s world. Most women are lucky to even get a door opened for them. Now don’t get me wrong. I’m sure that a man like this exists in some parts of the world; however it’s very rare in today’s time.
What ever happened to courtship when a man pursued a woman and made her his loving wife? Yes, they together they provided a home, but the woman was usually a help mate and a man took care of his family working various jobs or overtime just to provide a certain lifestyle for his family. Somewhere in between a man still made time to play with his children, instill values and morals, and had his wife feeling like the luckiest woman in the world. Granted everyday wasn’t perfect and sometimes even marriages seemed hard to stay in, but a real man or woman never allowed that to happen because they remembered the importance of their wedding vows – “for richer or poorer, for better or worse until death do us part.”
Marriage used to be sacred and meaningful, not just an opportunity to buy expensive items and impress family and friends; to go into this would be a different article within itself.
Real men take care of their family. They’re able to vibe with their significant other mentally physically and spiritually. A real man provides and protects, and although no one is perfect, they take care of their home. Respect helps determine a real man; in order to receive respect you have to give respect. In other words, do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Many feel like you have to earn respect, but when was the last time you did something worth respecting? Being a man is more than your swag, how many women you laid down with, or how much money you have. Being a man takes great character, integrity, morals, patience, values, and knowing the importance of hard work. A real man doesn’t have to look a certain way; he may come in a variety of different packages. Question is, will you recognize him when he comes your way or will you cut your eyes towards the tall, muscular, great looking man with pearly white teeth, a sense of style and a fragrance you could never forget? Don’t block your blessings by having a closed mind towards great possibilities of meeting a real man. Big things come in many different packages.