Godspeed - Edmund Blair Leighton in 1900
If you thought men were simple, you thought right. You were just wrong about what we wanted. Trust me, it isn't too complex. Men, on the other hand, seemingly innocuous, might surprise you once in a while. But still, we're pretty simple with what we want. At least we know what it is.
Back in the days of the caveman, men were the simplest of the humans. They were the hunters; they were the warriors and the scouts who went out looking for the wooly mammoths. Their needs were pretty simple. They wanted good food for themselves and their families and their tribes. They wanted protection from the wild beasts that lived around them. They were the providers of their culture. They were respected. The old sages and witch doctors were generally men and they were revered. Men were the powerful leaders of society and I need not say that simple though those civilisations were, the men must have enjoyed their lives, to an extent, anyway.
As the civilisations progressed through science, man's (in a masculine way, generally, because of the norm of the society) interest was continually piqued. Men were again among the more noteworthy people, be it in science or politics or literature or anything else for that matter (with a few exceptions here and there, of course).
As we entered the new millenium with the era of electronics, men's interests waned from the fields a little and joined forces with the digital media. Again, they became most of the pioneers in the world in most aspects. All the geeks are men. Most of the famous sportspeople are men. Most literary geniuses are men. The world is literally ruled by men.
Now don't get me wrong. This isn't a parochial society at all. Men were simply born to lead. It comes naturally to them. Through the ages, men have always been the providers and protectors and artists of the society. Men love respect and a sense of appreciation for what they do or even try to do.
Most women think men to be “dogs”. As a man myself, I'd put in a nutshell that this is what men want you to think. Now I won't be divulging all of my compadres' secrets at this platform, but men are not as simple as most people think they are. Booze, sex, video games, gadgets, sports, bikes and cars are only things that pique mens' interests. No man is obsessed with anything of the sort. Certainly, there are the few oddities that crop up now and then. We men want women to think that we're too simple and easy to figure out so when a certain woman finds a man who isn't like that, she's literally swept off her feet. As I said, men love to dominate, even if it's only from the sidelines like Julius Caesar giving his orders to his legions, not from within their midst, but from a hilltop nearby.
There are many kinds of men. Some are fighters. Some are philanderers. Some are wanderers and others are too focussed on one particular thing. They become billionares and end up on the covers of Forbes magazine. The one thing you would notice about men is that we want to be ahead of the crowd and recieve due appreciation. Every man has an ego. I request every woman not to hurt it. We men do not need material gifts to be satisfied. We do not need to undo your Victoria's Secret lingerie every weekend to be satisfied. No. What men want is gratitude. Make us feel needed. Give men the position that we've always had since the very existence of Man. That is what men want.
Men want to lead, be the ace in the hole and if want the required regards from whoever that matters. Now, this is very important. Men do not care about everyone. We love very few people in our lives. For most men, it is our mother, our closest friends (there's very few of them) and of course, the girlfriend or wife (not counting gay men here; they might think differently. I'm not prejudiced. I've just never spoken to a someone who's gay). We are totally honest with these aforementioned people, not as much with others. Every person shows love in different ways. It is the same with men. But the one thing common about every man is that we want to be loved back and want, once again, gratitude for our efforts. Men are pretty simple, right? Our needs are rather basic.
Now, I wouldn't to divulge all of Adam's secrets. I'd like to keep a few to let the more oblivious ones out there wonder and brood over the simplicities of man. I've told you what we basically want. What else might one want to know about men? You always thought that we're not too hard to please. Now you might understand why. The best thing is, if we tell you what it is we want, we're usually not lying. We do want that. Only the degrees of need might vary. So how well do you think you know men?
PS. You can treat this text in any way that you wish to. Men won't change; never have for millenia.
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