Inside the deepest part of the Brazillian Amazon, the tribe of Satere-Mawe resides. In this culture, the ritual for boys to become men originates with something called Bullet Glove Sting. The boy is instructed to place his hand in a glove where bullet ants are inside it! The boy must keep his hand in the glove for ten minutes and endure the painful stinging of the ants, without showing any signs of pain! Bullet ants are known to be one of the most painful stings one can receive as it releases a vase amount of venom that will temporarily paralyze his arm and leave him shaking uncontrollably for days.
..MY VIEWS ...
I can continue to go on for days about the different traditions and various cultures that uphold the importance shown to boys hold becoming men. So ladies, don't be discouraged when you meet men from the Caribean culture who may look like a man but acts like a boy (men-boys). This seems to be apart of the Caribean culture where our men-boys are emotionally and mentally immature.
This allowed me to come to a greater understanding when realizing how different our culture is when it comes to rearing men. There are no traditional process or significant importance, which hinders our culture and generations of families as a whole. Not all Caribean men are like this but as a whole, I feel a lot of them are unstable with their roles, and identities as male.
This pattern of unstable men creates a generation and future of problems and I feel it needs to be addressed. By having some sort of right of passage that would be implemented from fathers to their sons this would change the attitude in the Caribean culture immesnsly. A lot of men are not reaching their fullest potential as they lack the self-esteem and confidence to go out and be great!
Our youth would embrace a sense of purpose, it's impossible for a mother to teach a boy how to be a man. It's really sad, mothers can give a boy the fundamentals of being a good man but not everything they need and fathers tend to sit by playing a secondary role. The father's these days lack the fundamental experience and don't even possess the right knowledge themselves.
It's sad, how will we ever get out of this spiral? A lot of prayer I believe and divine intervention. These are a few of my thoughts, I don't mean to offend anyone but this is my view. Feel free to comment an let me know what you feel, I am open to discussion loves!