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The 21st Century Renaissance Man

By June 25, 2012 No Comments

Men are placing more emphasis on being well-rounded with success determined by more than just money and career, this according to a study by Men’s Health. Although they still consider career and finances important, they are shifting their focus to family, social life, emotional well-being, physical appearance and health.


The study implies the economic woes of the past few years may have stimulated men’s interest in life outside of work. Only 57% of men say their career is better than, or the same as, it was before the recession. But improvements have been made in their relationships with spouses (77%), social life (71%) and emotional well-being (69%).


Being well-rounded is the new goal for 69% of men today, as is achieving a more equal partnership with their spouses. Although 30% of women out earn their spouses today, 8 in 10 men are “completely happy” or “ok” with it—illustrating tha