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Playboy Papa Patriarch

I will call this blog the triple god as it's a continuation from my last one. Understanding the brotherhood and their life cycles with a few added insights from my own perspective, is both a joy, extremely bewildering at times yet so simple in essence. Ladies, this is for you.

I love listening to bloke chat. Being blessed to be surrounded by lots of Scots men, I never tire of the comical banter, swearing and satire. A language only the Scots can pull off with a glint in their eye and a dead pan, invisible inner smile that oozes cheeky energy.

Some of my most enlightening moments have been gifted to me via my son and his friends. I've listened to many hilarious conversations that have left me completely baffled, crying with laughter or in need of a single mothers feminists input (while my son roles his eyes). My favourite conversation was when said 'menboys' started talking about strip clubs. I could see terror come across my son's face as he anticipated a lecture of all lectures. Too funny. Of course it was delivered with realism. Not appreciated by any of them. 1 - 0 to the sisterhood! Respect.

Like all life cycles, different phases play a huge part. So lets look into the triple god arena.

The Playboy years are roughly experienced between 15 years of age to 30 years, aka the age of testosterone. Sex is the love drug. A blinkered approach of quantity over quality seems a right of passage. That care free approach of fun vibes, self discovery and conquering the world is a magnetic driving force. The world revolves around the juvenile playboy as he explores what life is all about, how he can leave his mark on the world while embarking upon his walkabout? This dude code needs to happen. His manliness solidified. The hunter needs to hunt, to what level depends upon the individual as all men are not chest beating misogynists (thank goddess) and their journey is thankfully uniquely different. The playboy learns how to embrace his manhood in this cycle. Once this timeline is completed there is a natural push to move onto the next one. Shedding this phase is vital, the last thing the world needs is more playboy Peter Pan's who refuse to grow up. There are already too many who hold roles of importance - destructive energy indeed. World leaders come to mind! Let go, let the manly god energy grow and shed inside. Its needed!

The Papa years vary between 30 and 45 years old - the provide and protect cycle. Quality years are here. Now that the gods have spoken, this papa means business. It is no longer about him, more about his family, employees and what he stands for by providing learnings, worldly knowledge and purpose with those near and dear. The duty to protect becomes stronger as heavenly father vibes are felt deep within. With a strong as steel 'do everything you can' mantra, living who he is with committed core values that reflect his manliness and lifestyle, a must. If the papa tries to go back to his playboy years a mid life crisis becomes inevitable. Getting that sports car beit an actual car or as some men call arm candy, escapism summarises it. It might feel good for a while but the foundations will crumble and what is left? Emptiness. Stay papa. It's sexy, hot, bursting with experience and vigour. Whats not to love? Embrace it. Share it.

The Patriarch years are from 45 years onwards, known as the prime time phase. This god is all about legacy, power and what he stands for. What has he not seen or done? Not much. Mature silver foxes giving back spectacularly, really is a sight to behold. Maleness in all its glory. Pass the sniffing salts. Please. Oh and wipe my brow. Glory be. Life stories, events, accomplishments and failures, shared with 'how to' encyclopaedia experiences ready for those playboys or papas who are clever enough to listen. Inspiration, inheritance, respect. The men who fully embrace this cycle are natural wise leaders who give a fuck and give back. This god commands his agape, storge and pragma love like no other. Just make sure a sense of humour is in place when it comes to ageing. Prostrate humour is central I'm told. And of course don't even think about going back to playboy unless it is a conscious, supervised visit. To be forewarned is to be wise. Having more men comfortable with their patriarch years is what this world needs. Think about it on a global scale. Please.

There you have it. The triple god so to speak. The age is a rough timeline. Some men that go straight into patriarch at a very young age and other's simply cannot let go of the playboy cycle.

Heres to our brothers and understanding them better! We love you!

Natalie Alexander

"Freedom is a state of mind"