Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a member of the opposite sex for a day? What do you think life would be like?
I am fairly sure that I have never daydreamed about what it would be like to be a boy or a man for a day. When I was growing up, I wasn't into sports that much so I never felt envious of anyone who was faster or stronger. On the contrary, when I was in gymnastics and boy was I lousy at it, I would look at the other girls who had the natural talent and I was envious of them, not the boys on the other side of the gymnasium.
I never felt that boys were smarter than girls, I felt confident in my abilities to figure things out on my own. And for some reason I never thought or remember being curious about how they felt on the inside, I don't think that the question "what would a boy do, or what would a man do?" has ever crossed my mind.
I know that I have always tried to be sympathetic and empathetic to my friends, family and others in general, but it was because they are people, not man or woman, but people. So yes, I have always tried to put myself in someone else's place or shoes if you will, but it was because I was trying to feel a commonality with them not because of different gender roles.