I just read this and wanted to share .... it's something I need to teach myself, as well as my daughter.
The good news is that I believe she's already there .... she already knows this in the core of her being.
The bad news is ...... I don't.

We need to teach our daughters to distinguish between:

a man who flatters her
and a man who compliments her,

a man who spends money on her
and a man who invests in her,

a man who views her as property
and a man who views her properly,

a man who lusts after her
and a man who loves her,

a man who believes he's a gift to women
and a man who believes she's a gift to him.

And then we need to teach our sons to be that kind of man.

Annikka Annikka
51-55, F
3 Responses May 16, 2012

You have a good perspective. You have taste and insight. I hope it will always serve you well.

Good catch ..... Respect is so very important <br />
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Thanks for your comment. I'm working on myself .... getting better every day.

You're being overly hard on yourself :-) I think you have a very healthy perspective on men and relationships, for what it's worth.<br />
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...just one bone to pick...I don't see anything about respect?