Thanks Don for the time you took to read my article and your insightful comments.
In regards to men denying the existence and weight of their emotions, I think I made this clear when starting the article with: [By “strong boys] I don’t mean boys who hide their feelings or assume a macho persona to conform to an outdated and…
As a father to two daughters, I identify with your yearning to keep them safe. I learned, though, that this is not what we are meant to do. Rather, it is to prepare them to deal with the inevitable disappointments and challenges life will throw their way.
Great piece, Erik.
In the early 1950s, Bernays orchestrated a propaganda campaign that ultimately led to the CIA-directed coup against the democratically-elected president in my country, Guatemala, to protect the interests of a U.S. corporation, The United Fruit Co.
As Miller said, “ ours is not a society which permits a man to squander his days and rewards him with a crust of bread and thimbleful of whisky for keeping his tail clear of trouble and ennui.”
In my time writing/reading on Medium, I have never come across a fellow thinker who is inspired by the same legion of poets and…
Fantastic article, Ayodeji!
In Taoism, a Chinese philosophical tradition dating back 3000 years, there is a principle called Wu-Wei, or purposeless action. In other words, action not carried in conflict with the dynamism of the whole — or Tao (The Way) — but in perfect harmony with the whole. It is not mere passivity, but…
Great question! I’d take it even further… what’s happening to men in general?
Where are the ‘Swift and Majestic Men’ hailed by poet Walt Whitman?
“Enjoyers of calms of seas and storms of seas,
Passers and contemplators of tufts, blossoms, shells of the shore,