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A Cause of Unbalance

I see a great misconception in many people and communities . It’s a conventional stereotype that people see as perfectly fine , but is not healthy . Many people confuse Male as Masculine and Female as Feminine , I am of course not talking about the function of a male and female body’s , but the workings of our mind / soul in balance .
The truth is , we are healthiest when we balance masculine and feminine . This is proven by all our best and holiest people .
A classic example of this would be gentleness and power , wisdom and fortitude . Combined , these traits are far superior than when separated . The fact that many in this world believe this to be untrue proves why so much is unhealthy in our world in my opinion . If you look at women in many unbalanced communities and societies you see often woman having some what more masculine and feminine balanced than most man . Women are generally forced /trained in many different ways to be gentle / focused care givers to children and the elderly using fortitude to do endless tasks around care giving etc. . Planning meals ,with what is never enough , and dealing with violence and conditioned sexual dominance with wisdom and skill to fulfil a socially conditioned role . Usually faining an overtly feminine role to survive.
On the other hand men generally are the people who dole out the punishment , gather in fear based groups posturing and plotting to take control of others for what is to be understood as profitable religious or secular reasons or both . These motivations rationalized as a quest for abundance for there people , but is really for the men and powered by violence that is described as honour and faith and again forced on males at a young age in these unhealthy societies .
This is a generalized account , but true in basic truth & result and not difficult to see in many of our world’s unhealthy places . My point is that balance is the key , balance of masculine and feminine in both men and women . We don’t have to be a woman to be gentle or a man to be powerful . If and when there is balance men’s and woman’s roles are far less defined , men and women / girls and boys are equally doing all things and skills are shared and taught to the interested and not classified by sex . Exceptions would be understood as simply that and understood in a balanced fare way . Again I am of course not talking about the function of a male and female body’s , but the workings of our mind / soul in balance . People who are balanced are far more giving , ethical , patient , strong , positively enduring and compassionately wise beings , in sync with our world .



jap21's picture

Hi Tenbear

There is a magic with posts like this: they make people think. hehe. I wish many man read this. You are the first man I ever met who thinks this peaceful way.

Bring it on! We want more of this!



Jacqueline Patiño FundActiva
Tarija - Bolivia
South America

jadefrank's picture


Hi Tenbear,

It's great to have such supportive voices like yours in the women's movement. It is vital to have the support of men - especially men like you who understand the issues and work to educate your male peers about them. Thanks for speaking out!

Warm regards,

Tenbear's picture

Thank you

Peace and Love , look forward to learning and giving .
all the best ,
John Tenbear Thompson

Nusrat Ara's picture

Hi, Great to hear this, and


Great to hear this, and coming from a man makes it more welcome. I wish there were more people who think like you. So many of our problems will vanish then. Keep it up.



Tenbear's picture

I have been fortunate

I am fortunate to have had the experiences and people to help me get some balace .
I look forward to read your writings .
John Tenbear Thompson

malayapinas's picture

Courageous men

Hi Tenbear,

It's always inspiring to have men like you who are so understanding and supportive of our women's concerns. Thank you so much for making yourself part of our community.

Best regards,

Tenbear's picture

great inspiration

Thank you for your inspiration and actions , it’s women like you who inspire men like me to learn and understand .
all the best ,
John Tenbear Thompson

Juana Munoz's picture

Good to say it

A very obvious and sensible way of thinking, yet few of us ever take the time to reflect on it.

Thanks for sharing it!!

Tenbear's picture


I think reflecting or analytical meditating is a great skill , but not practiced well if at all . There are many obvious truths around us but not grasped until reflected on . I think the biggest obstacle to that is setting aside time daily to reflect .
all the best

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