The conflicts of becoming a Man while remaining a Dad
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Is is Recreation, or Re-Creation. Is it a hobby or a necessity. It is becoming a beast on the field, or is it becoming a new you? What does it take to re-create yourself? Can you ever truly become something/someone new if you still do the same things? If I still do the things that a teen does, then doesn't that make me a teen? If I walk, and talk like a duck, doesn't that mean I can become a duck? What if I wear feathers and tell everyone to call me Donald or Daffy? Do we re-create ourselves on the outside, or does true recreation... re-creation happen from the inside out?
Re-Creation or Recreation.
If I could... add my own philosophy to this (if you have to say you are something, it is not apparent enough to be true), then saying you are new, is not good enough. You have to actually be new, or you are, in fact, old... the same ol' old. I never said I was anything but "just Joe." If you tell me you are X, and you act like Y, what am I to think? If you say you've always been Y, but had to act like X, then I've only known you in a lie. Either way, there is no history for us to build on.