June. National Men’s Health Month. And so who the heck cares! Whose idea was it anyway to institute of all the month, June as the national Men’s Health Month? What humanitarian feat where they hoping to accomplish and what chauvinistic bug of sorts, that had bitten them, one may inquire.
Indeed! Who was it and whose idea it was to institute an occasion like this to turn the beacon light on the condition of men’s health. Who was it that light the match of concern on this dark side of ignorance, arrogance, and unconcern.
I bet I could find out but I really do not care. What would it do? As said before who really cares? Who cares about men’s health been gone to the dogs…(If that is really a correct statement as some dogs in fact have better health than most men). Who cares about the fact that he might die in his sleep from stress overdose, or a cholesterol ambush?
Who cares, for crying out loud, if he has a health problem and is too busy to take care of it? That that problem will kill him soon in spite of his tough persona and fuelled on by the insatiable desire of the three P’s, to Provide, Protect, and Please. Because of this he may not even think of stopping off at the doctor before going into work one morning, but who cares?
Here are some other things stacking up against a man. He is the uglier of the specie with some kind of deepened voice. Compare that to the singing-cooing tone of the female, which one readily gets softened by, as opposed to the croak of a frog. He grows hairs on his face, back and chest, which he has to shave off, or be stuffed in the arena of certain ragamuffins. He hangs out with those of his kind and persuasion, goes home after work drunk and without the week’s money. He has a mancave in his house and if laws of civility hadn’t caught up with him, would still bash his woman over the head with a club and drag her in that cave, like his predecessor.
On top of that he is sometimes gone for days whether foreign or local talking about he is chasing the bacon for a happier life later.
Notice too the man never gives an impression that he needs any kind of help, that he can feel pain, that he can cry. He is not little and helpless but high and mighty as he was made to be. He is the master of his own destiny and the rooster of his own yard. He snores the louder, takes shorter showers instead of pamperings in the tub. He cannot bother with regular manicures and pedicures and does not always remember to lotion down and put on colognes. If you said he is loud and obnoxious, and would fight to the end to defend those he loves, you are right too!
All of this he is and you institute a month for his health, but..., who cares?
Who are you fooling? What makes you think this will work or have any significance? The other side of the specie will get attention of the greatest magnitude if a tear drop falls. He himself will be there before the next tear drop falls. By trail ways, airways, caravans, hitchhike, through the mountain pass or under the sea, whatever route he has to take! But he will get there!
For sure people will rise from both sides and powder her nose for her. They will have campaigns, shows, and dinner balls to fight the cause of the female, the softer helpless one. Prominent people will volunteer to speak for them and on their behalf. Just watch the NFL this season and see for yourself how fashionable the color pink is. Men and peoples will be decked out from socks, helmets, shoes, shoelaces, jerseys and gum shields, showing off their pieces of pink in the fight against breast cancer. Sadly you will not see any of the color blue for prostate cancer.
Men’s Health Month, indeed! Have you taken him to the doctor today? Have you changed his diet commensurate to his age, have you encouraged him to go to the gym? What have you done for him on Men’s Health Month? See what I mean…
Men may just have to take their health in their own hands and survive all by themselves. I did just that and survived prostate cancer. My story will motivate you to do just that. Read all about it in Prostate Cancer And Me…Or You, The Two Stages (Man To Man) and other survival expressions in The Face Of Faces and It’s On Now available at Amazon Author Central.
Until next time, walk good and pack light.