Clint Eastwood verbalizes how painfully he misses his ruffian early days, asserting that America has become soft since. The 78-year-old actor lays claim life was less problematic and simpler in his rearing during the Great Depression while troubles were resolved applying fists instead of a therapist's sofa. Eastwood states in the January (09) edition of Esquire magazine, "Everybody became used to stating, 'Well, how do we address it psychologically?' "In those days you plugged the bully back and duked it out. Folks were more toughened then. "Only I was a timid kid. Only more of my childhood was made up of knocking the ruffians out."
Editor's Comment: Truly a real American Male!