The Difference between a Male, a Boy & a Man
Bluntly speaking, a male is a human who have penis & testicles that produce sperms that can fertilize a female’s ovum. But nowadays, not all male can fertilize an ovum, not that they are impotent or something, it’s just that some are more interested in seeing someone else’s penis & testicles.
So for me, a male is a human with a testosterone and has interest on the opposite sex.
Literally, a boy is a young male in his primary years until he reaches his legal age. A-ah, some are in their mid to late 20s but is still asking for his mother’s consent to make up his own decision.
It’s not wrong to ask a mother for her views and opinions, well, “Mothers knows best”. It becomes different when you have to get her approval every time so that you can go on with your own life.
So for me, a boy is a young male who can stand up on his own feet.
Categorically speaking, a man is a male adult with qualities and virtues learned through the years. But not all males are boys and not all boys become a man. Instance, he got a woman pregnant and he ran away from her. Is he afraid of his own blood or something?!
For me then, a man is someone who has a sense of responsibility, become matured in many ways. He do not just ran away from his mistakes, he faced them.
We should know the difference!
© 2009 Caroline Guillermo