A boy's first desire for attention is aimed at his mother
He fights his father
Then, he desires the attention of his sisters
And fights his brothers
Then, he desires the attention of potential girl friends
Fighting his friends
A boy's first desire for affirmation is aimed at his father
A battle he must eventually win
Then, he desires the affirmation of his friends
As talents bloom
And finally, the affirmation of the community
As manhood emerges
Without the seeds of attention, a man will never find the passion of his soul.
Without the seeds of affirmation, a man will never embrace the strength of his inner warrior.
<SI> Scott Izu, PhD
Copyright November 2015