Saturday, November 26, 2011
Come on MAN!
Stop waiting because TIME waits for no man. Time is ticking away......TICK,TICK,TICK,TICK.
It never stops. It's always moving out of something OLD into something NEW. When are you going to move out and press into the next level of manhood in your life. As men today it's time for us to do something different with our lives.
It's time for us to live, love, and lead differently than we ever have before.
The future of our families and generation depends on it. Right Now,
Women currently make up 57% of all college students.
As women march forward, more boys seem to be falling by the wayside. Not only do national statistics forecast a continued decline in the percentage of males on college campuses, but the drops are seen in all races, income groups and fields of study.
Today, though, the blue-collar jobs that once attracted male high school graduates are drying up. More boys are dropping out of high school and out of college. And as the gender gap widens, concern about the educational aspirations of young men appears to be gaining traction.
The gender difference in completion rates is reflected in the makeup of college graduates. Among all college graduates ages 25-29 in 2010, 55% were women and 45% were men. The gap was largest within the black community, where 63% of college-educated young adults were women and only 37% were men.(www.pewsocialtrends.org)
Every year, an estimated 1.3 million American high school students drop out; a disproportionate number of whom are youth of color.
The point I'm trying to make with all of this is it's time for men to wake up. Our
present state will not change by ignoring the facts that confront us in society.
If we don't decide to change the way we approach education, entrepreneurship, family, and parenting our world will continue to fall apart.
As men we represent FOUNDATION. For far too long we have been settling with being faulty FOUNDATIONS. The sad thing is NOTHING can be built correctly on a Faulty FOUNDATION. Families are weakened, communities struggle, and culture and society goes unchecked by moral balance when men fall out of position.
I can't say everything in this blog that needs to be said though my heart desires to say more. I realize with every problem presented there must be solutions..........
As men we must be willing to admit that we can't get properly aligned again in our own strength and will. We need God's intervention.
As men we must be willing to look at our family history and determine what negative cycles we must pull away from in our manhood that we know are wrong. Before we move beyond this point we must decide whether we are willing to be cycle breakers or a cycle of a cycle that leads us nowhere progressive.
As men we must make education a priority again whether it's high school or college graduation. We will never compete in the job market or the global economy without education and we will limit the support and stability we can contribute to our families economically, and educationally.
As men we must commit to being fathers again. We must move beyond the excitement of sex alone and decide to take responsibility for what we help create. we must not be afraid of practicing abstinence and or remaining virgins until we get married. This may sound ridiculous but it's a step in the right direction.
Finally as men we must start teaching our sons and daughters what is right about love, sex, education, self-respect and the rewards of hard work beyond the get rich quick schemes that the culture will entice them with like illegal drug distribution, musical entertainment and professional athletics. These things can no longer be allowed to be seen in higher value to our children than moral balance, education, and entrepreneurship.
These aren't the answers to all of the problems but it gets the ball moving in the right direction.
Reform, Rebuild, Restore
Eric T. Little