Originally Posted by Argenberg
So a man isn’t ready to live until he accepts that he’s already dead.
I think this kind of mindset originates from the Homeric Greek philosophy... It basically says life is a stage for performing heroic deeds. Life is narrative for you to live out.
"Call no man happy until he is dead!" - Solon (one of the Seven Sages of the ancient world.)
Heroic deeds are very much a manly desire and the priority of a masculine man's life. This is why so many of us loved the film 300 so much.
Meanwhile it's been suggested that centering one's life around love of a special few people may be a feminine desire. I'm told "The Notebook" is a good example of this but I've never seen it.