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The Difference between a Male, a Boy & a Man

Updated on February 4, 2014
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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


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      richard 6 years ago

      good analysis

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      Caroline Guillermo 6 years ago from Bataan, Philippines

      Thanks for the compliment Richard =)

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      Sanele 5 years ago

      I've pinpointed that a man has to be responsible for his actions, well said, thanks for sharing with us wise words.

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      Caroline Guillermo 5 years ago from Bataan, Philippines

      Thanks for the appreciation Sanele =)

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      ENOCK 4 years ago

      thanks for the explaination,well said.

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      Caroline Guillermo 4 years ago from Bataan, Philippines

      Thanks Enock =)

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      Marta 18 months ago

      Hi! I was interested of English terminology, and I would like to do a comparison with Italian.

      First of all: "male" in Italian is "maschio", "boy" is "ragazzo", and "man" is "uomo".

      A thing I did never understand in English is why, when a baby is born, if it's a male you say "it's a boy", because in Italy, "ragazzo", the "boy" equivalent, is referred to a human adolescent male, not children. So, we say "è un maschio" ("it's a male").

      It's the same with animals: in English you can say "it's a boy" referred to a dog, in Italian you can't, because "ragazzo" is referred to a human. So, we Always say "male" or "female", referred to animals. To my ears, it's very weird say "boy" referred to a dog or a baby.

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      Caroline Guillermo 18 months ago from Bataan, Philippines

      Hi Ms Marta! Thank you for taking some time to comment. For your info & every readers' info, here in Hub pages, members can only write in English language. However in this particular blog, I'm not really being literal. The main message is that a real man is someone who is responsible for his own actions & matured enough to make his own decisions. Because nowadays, a lot of men have not become matured & responsible at an age when they should already be.

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