I really liked the below snippet that I read... re-read and then had to steal, of course, to share.
It gives me some great ponderence-ness to this. The blurb should be self-explanatory, really.
Boys ask questions ---- Men give answers!!!
Boys play house ---- Men build homes!!!
Boys shack up ---- Men get married!!!
Boys make babies ---- Men raise children!!!
A man will raise his and someone else's!!!
Boys invent excuses for failure --- Men produce strategies for success!!!
Boys look for somebody to take care of them --- Men look for someone to take care of!!!
Boys seek popularity --- Men demand respect and know how to give it!