5 Differences Between Boys and Real Men

3) A real man produces.

There was a time when a man was expected to produce enough to take care of himself, his wife, and his kids. In a world with daycare, where most women have careers, that's no longer the standard, although most men at least hold it up as an ideal they'd like to reach. Today, men are expected to at least take care of themselves and contribute to the upkeep of their children. There's nothing manly about freeloading off your parents or your fellow citizens because you don't want to work. It's also ultimately self-defeating. How many lazy "men" have you seen who are eaten up with resentment because men who took risks and worked harder than they did reaped rewards no one ever received for watching other people living out their dreams on TV all day long?