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Economic Measurement Of Manhood And Its Existential Implications: A Brief

Prinx Maurice

Economic Measurement Of Manhood And Its Existential Implications: A Brief

Overview: There are so many views on MAN, but only a few of those views are as quintessential as any view detailing man using Economic Lenses. This work seeks to probe the implications of this aperture (Economic) used overtime to measure MAN. This work in one way or the other borders on Economy, Ontology, and Existentialism of MAN. Man here is Generic and not a description limited on the Human Male.


I am open to so many ideas and thoughts of people, I am impressed by many as I am left dazed by numerous others. Amongst these thoughts which dazes me is one about “Being a Man” and its Age imputations. By being a man, I do not limit it to the sexuality of a male possessing the human phallus, but I expand MAN here to be a generic term- A designation for an adult human male and female.
This being said, many have found themselves delving into an easy and obviously shallow conclusion over what a MAN is and when a Human should evolve into a MAN. From direct and vicarious experiences I have gotten so far in my associations with people close and afar off, I realize that this issue of describing people as a MAN or ~MAN is Economical- It is majorly about if not all about FINANCIAL ENDOWMENT.
There seems to be an idealistic-cut-in-stone presupposition over what age a human especially a Male (if we should be particular with majority of African communities) should and must attain “Manhood” or risk being called a FAILURE.
For the sake of argument, lets take 26 years as the age for MANHOOD attainment and FINANCIAL ENDOWMENT/INDEPENDENCE as the result/reflection/yardstick in measuring such attainment. What happens if and when an individual gets to become a MAN at or before 26 years of age but in the course time loses his FINANCIAL ENDOWMENT either because of a lose of job, failed business, ill health, imprisonment, etc.? Follow-up questions are these:
A. Does such individual cease to become a MAN because he had lost his FINANCIAL ENDOWMENT?
B. Is such an individual still a MAN because he at a point in life (and at the designated age of 26) have experienced FINANCIAL ENDOWMENT?
Whatever answers we give to the main and follow-up questions I have put up, there are obvious implications on What a MAN is, When an individual becomes a MAN, and How to retain MANHOOD in lieu of the ECONOMIC yardstick in measuring MANHOOD.
I am currently but gradually putting pen to paper on the ECONOMIC MEASUREMENT OF MANHOOD AND ITS EXISTENTIAL IMPLICATIONS. I may never get to finish that book, but I sure will keep reading, researching and writing on it bit by bit.
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