A man can live in the present, but in so doing, aligns his behaviors to his future aspirations. A boy lives purely in the present and for his own short-term fulfillment. A boy lacks patience, discipline, and self-control all in the pursuit of a good time.
1. A MAN takes responsibility for his actions, a BOY makes excuses for his actions.
2. A MAN lifts you up when you’re feeling down, a BOY kicks you while you’re down.
3. A MAN wants to please one WOMAN, a BOY wants a hundred GIRLS to please him.
4. A MAN has gentlemen-like qualities, a BOY has “swag”.
5. A MAN walks beside you, a BOY walks 20 steps ahead of you.
6. A MAN expresses his true feelings and shows his emotions, a BOY hides his feelings and tries to be “tough”
7. A MAN can recognize a woman’s worth, a BOY doesn’t know a good woman when she is right before his eyes.
8. A MAN always tells the truth, a BOY lies, cheats, and deceives.
9. A BOY plays games, a MAN doesn’t have that kind of time.
10. A MAN sticks to his word, a BOY breaks promises.
11. A MAN doesn’t kiss and tell, a BOY lets the whole damn town know who he’s been with.
12. A MAN has respect, a BOY doesn’t really understand the true meanings of that word.
13. A MAN has a vision and sets goals, a BOY can’t see past tomorrow.
14. A MAN explains himself if he has a change of a heart, a BOY just walks away.
15. A BOY speaks, a MAN acts.
16. A MAN sees what he wants and earns it, a BOY sees what he wants and tries to take it.
17. A MAN does what needs to be done, a BOY does what he wants to be done.
18. A BOY plays house, a MAN makes a home.
19. A MAN is confident in himself, a BOY is cocky.
And last but not least, a man reads this without getting offended.