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I’m a young man who’s trying to embrace himself with knowledge and understanding from all aspects of life. As men, we have wants. And there are many things in this world we definitely can’t live with out, and in essence become a need. One thing I’m at war with understanding is women. One of the things men shouldn’t and can’t live without. Understanding women is very challenging. I often hear a generalization of what every black man wants to be SEX. It sucks because this stereotype has begun to encompass the majority of us men.
As a young black man I want to know and understand a woman inside and out. For the women that tend to always have in the back of their minds that all black men want is SEX don’t give it up so easy. Its got to be looked at from a different perspective to dispell this misconception; more time should be spent on understanding what you as a woman want in a man. I’ve told a few women that you can’t expect to want all the greatest qualities in a man knowing damn well that you yourself aren’t REALLY sure what you want, and what you’re willing to offer.
I strongly relate to the artist Wale when he states; “I want to see something else in you before I invest in you. I’m in love with your business but your productivity is the reason I interest. I like the person you are, but I’m in love with the person you have potential to be.”
Raymond ‘Teddy’ Dei
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