A friend came to see me one day and notice numerous gray hair from my head. Sign of progress he said. I readily answered him yes. Yes this gray hair is a sign of progress, of years I have struggled to live comfortably as much as I can. But we are all growing old, this is inevitable. This is what is going to be, and this is progress.
Yes we are growing each day, we may have lost the vitality of our youth, but why worry? Why worry to so many things. Aren’t we glad we are what we are and growing? Growing old, going ugly now, etc., but these are all physical things?
6 things that scare every man?
By: David Zinczenco
That He’s Going to Lose His Hair
Yes, I know it seems surface-level to worry about such a vanity issue as baldness, but lots of guys equate follicle failure as a failure in masculinity, as well. Oh, we know it’s not true – that hair loss has nothing to do with how funny, smart, or good a guy is. But knowing is a heck of a lot different than feeling. Pluck a lion’s mane sometime, and see if he purrs.
That He’s Going Broke
Economic shocks (like the one we’re in right now) worry guys for lots of reasons: Your man probably feels like one of his largest charges in life is to be able to provide comfortably for his family. While money and job problems have their own tangible effects, they can also undermine the way he sees himself as a man. So if he’s a little freaky around the checkbook, it’s because his bank balance is closely tied to his emotional balance
That He’ll Have One Cheeseburger Too Many
Millions and millions of guys worry about their health – more, of course, as they get older. The one killer that really makes us think: the heart attack. One minute you’re watching Simpsons reruns; the next minute you’re staring at the ceiling of an ambulance. Because we’ve read too many stories or known too many people who checked out earlier than they should have, the threat is always lingering – in our bodies as well as our minds.
That He’ll be Called Out in Public
Some of us are thick-skinned when it comes to taking criticism from bosses, spouses, and every other kind of critic. And some of us have skin thinner than a Spring Break T-shirt. But none of us like getting called out or picked on in front of a crowd. It’s not that we can’t take the criticism, or can’t think of a comeback, or can’t accept the fact that we’re imperfect. It’s that public attack forces us to counter-attack or retreat – both of which have their downsides.
That His Kid Won’t Make the Free Throw
Granted, a guy is going to worry a heck of a lot more about the big things when it comes to parenting – that junior wears a helmet when he rides his skateboard, that he does well in school, and that he thinks drugs are for losers.
But want to see a guy’s heart pump? Put his kid on the field, court, or dance floor. He’s pulling hard for his gene-carrier to do well – not because he wants to live vicariously through him or her (as most people assume), but because he wants to see the smiles and the fist pumps. It’s because his happiness is directly correlated to theirs.
That He’ll Fail to Perform in the Clutch
When a man can’t rise to the occasion he feels about as useful as a ’63 Oldsmobile with rusted spark plugs. But before you put him up on blocks, reassure him that more than 1 in 10 will have trouble with erectile dysfunction at some point in their lives, and the other 9 guys out of 10 have good reason to be concerned as well.
As part of our research for the new book “Eat This, Not That!,” my coauthor Matt Goulding and I undercovered evidence that the American diet is slowing our sex lives (for both men and women) to a crawl.
To Hell are these Fears
One thing I learned in life, as we grow older the lesser we should be materialistic. The more we should be thinking of things that are more permanent than the pleasures of the world. I know that one day this ugly physical form in me will change, a more beautiful and everlasting form. I know that one day God shall restore our original form when He created a human being. I long for that form, I long for my God, and I long for my salvation.
“And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man,” 1Corinthian 15:49.