On the whole, men prefer doing things rather than discussing things. We have a bias for action—what the Chinese call yang. Anyway, discuss is derived from the Latin for ‘dashed to pieces’.
Men are a mixture of yin and yang. Yin is the valley, the feminine principle; yang is the mountain, the masculine principle. Men with an excess of yang lead us to war; men with an excess of yin write poetry no one reads. We’ve been living in a yang nightmare ever since Constantine caught a vision of himself as a warrior Christ. Now, you may have noticed, things have begun to change. It’s getting quiet out there.