Hey guys! Happy Tuesday!
I'm sure most of you have seen this video floating around Facebook, and I'm sure you had some opinions about it after watching it like I did.
I'm referring to the video of Dame Dash discussing what a real man is on The Breakfast Club:
Now, basically(correct me if I'm wrong) Dash is saying that, if you have a 9 to 5 and have a boss, you aren't a real man and you need to do better.
I wholeheartedly disagree....sorry Dame.....
He emphasized that, if you can't come and go as you please and are at risk of getting fired, you're not a real man.
If you have a regular job - kudos, because not every man has one, or wants one for that matter. Secondly, if you do get fired, a real man knows how to pick himself up and find another one. If he's having trouble , he still knows how to take care of his family in the meantime. Besides, not everyone is cut out to be a so-called boss. Not every man is meant to run a company or be responsible for a large group of people - it just isn't his calling. So just because he works for someone doesn't make him any less of a man than you, Mr. Dash.
Granted, being able to leave a legacy for your children is important and something that every father should want for his children - that I agree with him on - but to blatantly disrespect another man just because he makes his living and provides for his family differently than you, sir? Nah, I can't get down with that one.
I mean, come on. My father doesn't have his own company, but he is literally the hardest working and realest man I know. He has always been able to provide for his family and give us everything we needed, even if that meant he had to go without. A real man doesn't need anything - he's happy knowing that his family is taken care of.
So in conclusion, Mr. Dash, in my opinion, just seems to be looking at manhood from a prideful and materialistic perspective. And I personally do not take much of a liking to it. How would he feel if someone came to him and attempted to belittle his livelihood and his status as a man?
What did you guys think of the interview? Is he speaking the truth or is it completely ridiculous?