The real source of the problem & the real solution
The male psyche, as we know it now, is an artificial product of our culture. It isnatural for males to become mean later in life or in late childhood. Yet they often do.
The only way we can understand the situation is to go way, way back in history and look at a time when a shift was made in human consciousness itself.
A new type of consciousness was no small goal. In order to achieve these ends, a new orientation that emphasized what we think of as male characteristics was adopted by the race as a whole.
As a result of our “male” orientation, over the past 5000 years we have successfully evolved a new type of self-awareness and ego consciousness. However, we have overdone the process and as a result ego, or male consciousness is cut off from his inner intuition and sensitivities. This produces unnatural behavior as males often express cruel, insensitive and intolerant tendencies.
That is far from all the problems produced by unnatural male ego dominance. Male nationalistic tribes and patriarchal systems have produced excessive cruelty, violence and other problems for 5,000 or more years as a result of the historical shift in consciousness that I described in several articles.
When the male psyche is divided at puberty, and deprived of a whole set of what we call feminine emotions, the void left by their absence is filled by a far less pleasing set of emotions.
Many males in our society are unable to feel much or any love, and this happens because of cultural directives rather than anything natural. We end up with raging emotions, much more negative attitudes later in life, hostilities and conflicts.
Whenever the emotion of love is lessened in someone, the tendency is that it is replaced by emotions of anger, and hatred or frustration.
The male psyche can be tormented if the artificial psychological differences between the sexes are carried to an extreme, as we see happening in politics in America today, as well as in school yards and private homes. This is a clear and present danger.