Men are reticent to share with others the slow realization that with age they begin to confront a world that they had not expected. They had not expected to grow old. Now that this is happening, men have few relationships that permit them to share their thoughts and moments of recognition. The anecdotes that men share are revealing in that they demonstrate basic human uncertainties about the later part of life's cycle.
Blundo, Robert and Estes, Tamara
"The Peculiarities of Men Aging: A Collection of Anecdotes,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 32
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol32/iss1/6