Please take five minutes and watch this presentation by psychologist Philip Zimbardo on “The Demise of Guys”, and tell me what you think.
“Boys’ brains are being digitally rewired in a totally new way for change, novelty, excitement and constant arousal. That means they’re totally out of sync in traditional classes, which are analog, static, interactively passive. They’re also totally out of sync in romantic relationships, which build gradually and subtly.” – Zimbardo
Zimbardo is also asking for input on a quick survey about this issue, so please contribute to that here: Demise of Guys survey.
One viewer left a reference in a comment to this video of George Carlin, in which he talks about what he calls The Male Disease. It’s not only hilarious, but is also spot-on when it comes to the mainstream culture of men. (Caution: NSFW language – it is George Carlin, after all)
What do you think? Is Zimbardo correct in correlating guys’ use of the internet, video games, and porn to this “arousal addiction” syndrome, or is it just a function of The Male Disease, as Carlin puts it?
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