We let our fathers, and society, define for us what it means to be a man. For many, being a 'man' is their identity. The problem? We all have different ideas of what that even means.
Roles are important. They help us establish our identity, help us give voice to who we believe ourselves to be, who we want to be. They are the measuring sticks we hold up to our lives, and more often than not we're falling far, far short.