In a world where social media reigns king and reality TV reigns queen, its easy to give our attention to people and situations that don’t really matter. Let's put our critical thinking skills and abilities to serve others to good use, because TALK IS STILL CHEAP!!
*BEFORE WE GET INTO THIS LET ME SAY, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS SONG BY LYFE JENNINGS!! If you haven't heard the track you can listen here. I think it has come at a time well needed, where "blond bombshells" and newly transformed "bad girls" are prominent displays for relationship advice for our young women. Also recognize music is for entertainment, however this blog seeks to generate CRITICAL THINKING, by discussing popular culture.*
The song, Statistics, is an offer of tactics to women to recognize and keep a "good man". The statistics come into play, when Lyfe generates a percentage of categories to describe ALL MEN! Basically, Lyfe is giving you his opinion of the different ways you can describe a man. Every man fits in at least one of the categories he suggests, based on the way they act. In his opinion, only 10% of men in the entire population are "good" and worth keeping around if you want to be in a healthy relationship.
Here is Lyfe's breakdown:
25% of all men are unstable
25% of all men can't be faithful
30% of them don't mean what they say
and 10% of the remainin' 20 is gay
That leaves only a 10% chance of finding YOUR MAN
15% of all men got a complex
15% of all men don't practice safe sex
20% of them are from homes without a father
so there's a 50/50 chance that you'll marry a coward
Using Lyfe's lyrics do you think that all men can be labeled in at least one of these categories (unstable,unfaithful, liar, gay, complexed, sexual promiscuous, or fatherless & therefore potentially soft or unmanly)? If a man fits in one of these categories is he unable to be a "good man"? Is a man that does not fit in one of these categories the perfect man?
Lyfe also suggests some rules women can follow to keep the perfect man, don't be a booty call, don't be the other woman, be celibate (make him work for it), and be the person you want to find. Do you think these rules will work (need more rules, need less)?