Just got back from a two week trip to see the fam back in Iowa, and wow how things have changed with me in the three years i've been in Los Angeles. When I showed up here I was pretty naive and I experienced quite the culture shock. It took me about three months to get my bearings with the big city, and upon returning to Iowa three years later I got the opposite culture shock. I even talked with a few people who I was friends with back then. One specific friend asked me about what I was doing in Los Angeles and when I told him about what I do he gave me a response that I often get when talking about what I do. In fact, this response is so common that just yesterday Brad and I got the same response from another guy when Brad talked about what we do. That response is false bravado, and it's a problem among men that i'd like to touch on.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
We've all heard weighted insinuations from women. Questions like "Where have you been all night?" and "Did you just check her out?" often come weighted and serious in tone to make us feel like we've done something wrong when sometimes (okay, very few times) we actually haven't done anything wrong at all. Either way, the girl doesn't really ever know what we're thinking until she sees us answer her, and that's where we as men seem to make TONS of fuckups that get us in trouble and end up painting a picture of our character that leads to more of the same bullshit insinuations. Ouch! So what's the best way to handle these so that we can come out on top instead of feeling guilty and looking bad?