|Satoru:||This need to be macho – isn’t it the cause of countless suffering?|
|Ying:||Well, perhaps people conflate “machismo” with violence and ruthless competitiveness?|
|Frida:||I actually admire many virtues associated with machismo: toughness, determination, and one-pointedness. However any virtue carried to an extreme becomes a vice.|
|Dmiritri:||Curious how we seem to genderize so many human attributes. I guess gender is one of the primary lenses through which we view others . . . .|
D'ya wa'nna beer?
|Dmiritri:||(yawning) This might work as a rock-and-roll ballade. As a poem, however, it is atrocious!|
|Ying:||Agreed. Once again, male hormones have made the world amuck!|