The Godfather is one of the greatest films ever produced, and is full from start to finish with influential quotes and meanings. The above being one of my favourite. And it is so true.
Men cannot chance being careless. We must be leading, dominating, strong, brave, decisive, and adventurous in everything we do. If we didn’t then we wouldn’t be here now. We rely on the male sex to propel humanity forward by leading from the front.
Women don’t hold the responsibility. Sure they play a big part in our civilization but the leaders of world are MEN. 99 percent of kingdoms in all ancient, medieval and modern civilizations are ruled by male leaders.
We as men have a stereotypical role to fit into, and if we don’t, we cannot be seen as a real man. As men we must be:
Provider for our family
Defender of physical threat
So what he means when he says men can’t be careless is he had to live the role of the Godfather to provide and protect for his Corleone family. He wouldn’t be able to live a careless life, because he had to be bothered about everything he did, otherwise his family would be under threat.
Another example would be Barack Obama. His job is to care about not only the USA but the world. He has the most powerful job in the world, so we trust in him to be put right the concerning international issues. What would happen if Barack one day decided he didn’t care anymore?