archetypes

In case you didn't already know, language is pretty important. So important that aside from the ability to think logically, our ability to communicate is one of the things that sets humans apart from all other species.
They are an extension of ourselves that we give our love to. They are our friends, our children; their companionship provides us with a greater sense of vitality and represents our character. We adopt them because they need our care, and because we recognize their good intentions.
At the recent 'Being A Man' conference on the Southbank the mostly male audience were asked how many of them instantly made a sexually loaded assessment of any new woman they were introduced to. Well over half raised their hands. The unasked question was not addressed to the women in the audience, how many of them...I'm not sure we are really that different.