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Men at 61, What Matters to Them, and How They Think
By: Anselm Anyoha MD
Nobody goes on announcing their birthdays to strangers, or even casual acquaintances who wouldn't understand how they feel and what their birthday means to them. Genuine friends and loved ones rejoice with the celebrant, shower them with well wishes, and invoke divine powers to make them prosper in health and wealth.
What is so special at age 61 is that men tend to live life on their own terms, doing what they love to do, choosing whom they want to hang with, and taking care of their bodies and minds, hoping that the usual annoying aches and pains that afflict men in their sixties would not turn to debilitating diseases.
More than the thoughts of what would happen to their descendants, more than how wealthy or poor they have become, more than what they have accomplished or where they have failed, men at 61 preoccupy themselves with issues of interpersonal relationships.
How to deal with others, how to put one's interest forward when relating with others, and how to hold off one interest at bay when dealing with others. It is not that these social skills have not been there since infancy, but it is that at sixty-one it becomes more nuanced- tamed, but always lurking in the shadows to be deployed during interpersonal relationships encounters.
Emotion is one trait that dominates men at age sixty-one. They are all walking bundles of emotions. If they let themselves go, they would be crying about their transitioned parents, and family members, weeping for all the atrocities going on in the world, wars, poverty (https://www.amazon.com/