My understanding is men are generally about 7 years behind women on the curve of "maturation" rate as understood currently ( I can't remember the reference for this to post it) and this "maturation" has to do with social and emotional/empathetic concerns rather than logical ability.
I think it should be said though that men are naturally more rational creatures and are much better at excluding extraneous information and focusing on what in really important in a decision. This is because of testosterone which makes a person think in a much more linear purely logical way. This is very good for decision making, especially under pressure. This of course served a specific purpose when men hunted in groups etc which is why men have much better coordination, spatial and logistic skills than women do.
Women on the other hand think in a much more holistic way and are much more emotionally driven. To explain this with more clarity it should be noted that women are much better at empathy in decision making. This is because women are much more concerned about emotional content. Now emotional content and empathy are severe disadvantages in the decision making process in survival situations, however emotional content and empathy are advantages in social situations, which is why women outperform men in social arena... ( and why women talk to much, because they have alot of emotional content to convey).
It is this lack of emphasis on emotional content and empathy in a man's decision making process, that leads the common misconception among women that men are inherently less "mature" than they are. This is of course is a misconception since the man is generally in fact acting in a much more purely logical way. This in fact is exactly why almost anyone if they are honest if given the choice between being in a life and death situation where decision making is critical with a man vs a woman, will almost always choose a man, because instinctively they know the men will be much more logical under pressure and less prone to emotional breakdown due to wasting mental real estate with useless emotional content (at least in a survival situation) apart from being physically stronger. Women generally turn to men when seeking rational logical advice free from emotional blurring... think about it.... and you will see what i mean, this would not be so if they really thought us men were as immature as many women are fond of pretending they do.
In conclusion I would like to say two more things... mens challenges in persuing logical action involve overcome physical urges, and a womans challenges involve overcoming emotional urges (this is an over-simplication but true none the less). Women think that because men fail mainly due to physical urges that they are less mature than women are.... that is utter crap, and I have dispelled that above. The other thing I would like to say is that this comment came from the mind of linear logical thinking testosterone driven 30 year old male. You women truly need to give men far more credit and respect than you do, because it is a FACT that men have been saving womens asses ever since the days of cave dwellers from dangers such as predators, and this was done through linear logical mental process free from emotional content. So ladies dont knock the way mens minds work... it saves your ass all the time, and we as species would most likely not be here if men were not linear thinkers.... according to Jayz... "where is the love ?!?!??!?!?!", y'all hating on us for no reason.
P.S I know women are fond of pointing out grammatical errors in otherwise perfectly logically rational arguments. So let me just say that I aware there are spelling and grammar issues, but that I am certain these in no way take away from the validity of the air tight statements I have made.
Everyone enjoy your day
- Response by diosan
, A Creative, Male, 29-35