I am a 44 year old female with several university degrees. I've raised three children into adulthood, have owned a successful business for 13 years, am a writer for The Educators Room and the Huffington Post. I also have a children's book published. By my society's definition I am successful. Yet I don't see myself in that light.
The traditional definition of success and manhood, along with attempts to maintain the vested interests in it, can, indeed, feel like standing on crumbling ground when you're hit with large-scale social change and transformation that you don't understand; or are told is harmful and must be opposed at all costs.