MEN and Their MACHO Attitude About TreatmentCreated by:
Well, this is a generalized thing really. What's true is that men and women, of any age, are afraid of being ill. I mean, who wants to be told they're sick?
But I grew up to a military father who refused to treatment until he was really sick. He was a military man and he was a macho man, so he would never admit illness/weakness.
Anyway, I was in the mountains last week for a mission and I was with the military. The final field day was cancelled because of the typhoon, so we held a medical/dental mission for the troops instead. Anyway, most of the men said they're okay. NOTHING IS WRONG WITH ME--so it all sounded so familiar. Even for the simple dental checkup, they would look at me and say, "I don't have a dental problem" instead of just opening their mouths and letting me see for myself.
Men are funny. Their macho image will get them intro trouble and they don't care. What are your experiences with this?