Ask a man about his dreams or passions.
When you push beyond the sex jokes, you’re likely to get little more than a hollow stare. At least that’s what I get when I ask guys about their pursuits and passions. Many of them have long forsaken their boyhood dreams in order to afford the time and costs of manhood responsibilities … kids, wife, job, house, vehicles … the usual list.
There’s no doubt that these gifts in life deserve our time and energy. We ought to take care of the things that take care of us. But at the end of the day, do we have to always sacrifice our passions and dreams to be responsible men?
I have my own opinions and experiences, but I am curious about yours. So, if you have a minute, leave a comment below:
Do you feel tension in your life between taking care of your responsibilities and pursuing your dreams?
Photo by Joe Covello. It is rumored to be of John Steinbeck, but that’s a hard truth to nail down.