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Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist
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What makes a man?
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zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: September 6th, 2006 02:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
The average man is made of many things, but aside from what is now, I think a gross amount of what makes the average man came from the childhood he played in.

I definitely think macho physiquing was influenced by action figure torsos, geek culture's rise came influenced with the console rpgers growing up, and that superheroes are cool because we lived watching, reading, and enjoying them in the 80/90s. A diversifying group? Perhaps as much a sign of a changing of the guard.

Not to say that other have also had it differently, but... let's just say that I feel like I should have collected Pokemon cards back when everyone wanted to get rid of them.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 6th, 2006 03:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

Ok.... So the average man today is Gi Joe and Pokemon? I'm looking for specific traits that come to mind when yuo think "average man."

I agree that much of what makes a person happens in childhood but that's not what I'm really looking for, rather that explains (partially) waht we'd see as average traits - my video game preference, for example.
zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: September 6th, 2006 03:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ahhh!

Well I still stand by it; what seemed cool back then probably led to tolerances to it as they got older and just... became "in" enough for it to be normal, I suppose. I suppose it can vary around different circles too, of course, but that's probably some sort of fluctuation between sub/pop cultures.
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