Tonight I met my cousin up a the elk lodge north of where I live for a wild-game dinner that he invited me to a while back. It was all guys. And when I say guys, I mean blue collar, regular ol' Joe Schmoes who work hard everyday at various automobile assembly lines and factories, and in constructin, etc. We played cards, drank beer, and ate an AMAZING variety of wild game. These guys were telling dirty jokes, calling each other names, bragging, telling fish, hunting, and war stories, and lamenting things like the cost of drywall. One old, kind chubby guy was sitting there in his white tea-shirt with suspender, a crumpled up baseball cap on top of his head, and a half chewed cigar sticking out of the corner of his mouth while playing euchre. It was great! I haven't been around a bunch of guys like that in a long time. On the way home I got to thinking about my current reboot process. I know it is supposed to be therapeutic and helpful to the reboot/rewire process if we have have contact with a woman, but now I'm wondering if this kind of male bonding has any affect on the process. Maybe there have been some studies I don't recall seeing. Anybody have any suggestions? What are your thoughts Marnia?
I guess my line of thinking is that if people are instinctively tribal, it would make sense to me that male bonding would be good for the brain along these lines. Maybe it stimulates the male competitive nature or something. I don't know. Anyway, I'm interested in seeing what you all think.