But what does it take to really be a man? There are a lot of different thoughts and theories on what it takes to grow up and become a man, but a lot of the more stereotypical ones usually come with some sort of backhanded insult. Because, you know, just deal with it. Consequentially, this idea also applies to women.
Old age is the most unexpected of all things that happen to a man. Youth always tries to fill the void, an old man learns to live with it. Old men's eyes are like old men's memories; they are strongest for things a long way off. Everything about him was old except his eyes and they were the same color as the sea and were cheerful and undefeated.
Maturity, the way I understand it, is knowing what your limitations are. Maturity begins when we're content to feel we're right about something without feeling the necessity to prove someone else wrong. A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong. Maturity isn't a product of growing older. It's a product of growing wiser.
As a relationship coach, I talk to a lot of women who are relatively convinced that either all men are dogs or all the good ones are gone. I can tell you with complete certainty that's just not true. I see great men pretty much everywhere I look. I have a bunch of really incredible men on my case load who are single and looking.