Tony A. Smith



Dinah Shore

Dinah Shore

” Trouble is a part of your life, and if you don’t share it, you don’t give the person who loves you enough chance to love you enough.” 

Dinah Shore

As men, sometimes we tend to keep things all bottled up inside of us and try to handle things on our own.  We try to be macho and see sharing as a weakness of sorts I suppose.  That is really not a healthy way to handle things and can create a lot of stress in our lives.  Some just don’t want to trouble others with their problems.

Women seem to be better than men about sharing the issues of their life with others.  I suppose it is just a part of the nature of women to talk things over with others sometimes in circuitous dialogue.  I do think there has to be some common ground in sharing in that we don’t want to weigh others down too much with what is troubling us, but it is always a good idea to share. 


  1. tabitha59reachingout says:

    It is especially appreciated when a woman doesn’t feel like she is pulling teeth in order to have her fella share. lol 🙂 ………….. Good blog, Tony. 🙂

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  2. tractorCQ says:

    Men and women are definitely wired differently. I just wonder how much of the gender gap is imposed by mass media and state-sponsored education. Some men can walk around with a broken heart for years without being detected. Some women can’t leave the house without a rumor starting. Our parents and grandparents lived in a completely different world, at least mine did. A lot of those rules don’t apply any more. (The macho thing, especially.)

    I think this century will see a lot of societal change as the next generation challenges gender roles and perceptions. We all need to learn to enhance our ability to dialog and to engage in public discourse. The potential of collective critical thinking and problem solving will require us *all* to “grow up” quickly if we are to survive.

    Thanks for the thought, Tony.

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