I was recently reminded of a book I read a long time ago titled, Lord of the Flies. It’s a thought-provoking novel authored by William Golding in 1954. In great detail, this book describes the challenges of a band of young boys stranded on an island by a plane crash. In short order and without adult input, these boys establish a cruel hierarchy based on competition and power. Today we’d call them a gang. The book presents a tragic remainder and vivid description about how adolescent males left without adult male guidance have no choice but to invent their way into their own misguided notions of manhood.
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