Boys are a handful when they are allowed to be boys. The female of the species has no instinctive skills to deal with the immature male. In the past, females were exposed to boys being boys and did not think of it as a bad thing requiring thrice daily doses of methamphetamines.
Boy (10) hailed as hero after saving sister from convicted sex offender
The criminal, who was on bail for robbery, attempted to abduct the girl (12) on the side of a country road near the village of Cullahill in Laois.
She was playing with her two brothers near their home when the man stopped and asked for directions to the local priest's house.
He then jumped from the stolen vehicle and grabbed the girl.
But her younger brother lunged through the driver's window at the would-be kidnapper punching him as the jeep began to drive away.
The brave boy distracted the driver long enough so that his sister could jump from the moving vehicle.The story doesn't tell us the young man's name. I'm calling him a man. He deserves recognition for what he is, a man in progress. Good progress he's making too.
Soulless creatures who slump quietly in desks, meekly marking on their lessons, and who never give the teacher a reason to be cross, don't do other things either. They don't jump thru windows of moving cars. They don't punch hardened criminals twice their size. They don't make it possible for their 12 year old sister to escape the clutches of a pedophile kidnapper.
Thank God, boys will be boys. How else will they learn to men of action? How else will they learn to react with violence? How else will they learn to do, without thinking of their own safety?
Let every boy nearly give his mother and schoolmarm a heart attack with his exuberance and testosterone intoxicated brain. Perhaps the lad will break a leg. He will survive. Perhaps he will get, or give a black eye, or a fat lip. He will tear his trousers and muss his hair. He will make fart noises and laugh at the worst time. Let him. He is a boy.
I hear a lot about "men going their own way" and shirking the responsibilities of manhood. Men don't spring up fully developed with a good paying job and a desire to lavish a women with financial security and a domestic servitude. Men grow up. Men start out as boys, doing boy stuff. You don't get a man by training them like a girl. Little boys aren't simply girls with penises.
Let boys be boys. Let them learn to be men. Good men, yes. Men of character, certainly. Men aren't ordered off a website, they are grown and trained and taught. Teach boys to harness their abilities and instincts. Don't suppress them.
Without the curse of Ritalin and feminized schooling, the boy will become a man and do manly stuff. Like jumping into moving cars, punching bad guys, and saving a little girl from being raped.