In essence, I hear, adulthood just doesn't look that appealing. I could go on and on about kids in third grade with four tutors – or parents doing the homework for them.
These parents are well-meaning, but they end up short-changing their children because they now don't know how to fail, or to bounce back from failure.
These young men also might have issues with depression and anxiety.
If these authors are correct, or even close, then the prospects for young men today are bleak.
Before you head for the sofa, try one or more of these quick energy-boosting techniques to get you back on track. This 84-year-old man has a world record as the oldest competing professional bodybuilder and shows no signs of stopping.
RSP-sponsored athlete Kieon Dorsey, the mastermind behind the "No Struggle No Progress" fitness brand, has turned tough life lessons into five motivational mantras that'll get you off your ass and in the gym. An IED explosion in Afghanistan slowed this Special Forces soldier down, but it didn't stop him.
"These are guys who've been paralyzed, for lack of a better term.
So we have to get them moving." It's about getting them to identity as separate from their parents, to help them define what it means, for them, to be a man. Having weekly coaching sessions with and without their parents can be one of the most difficult requirements for most of my young clients.
Eventually, it moves on to setting some goals: Staying in school, getting a job and moving out of their parents homes.