This isn't easy to post, but I feel you should know this... Recently, sadness slipped in where success used to live.
Loneliness and addiction took place of love and passion.
And depreson shadowed it all.
The past few weeks for me have been tough to say the least.
I fell down after life threw some serious curve balls and fell into a trap that most men settle for... when something isn't going well, hide it and do something else, because no one should see your weakness.
This lead me (and most men who do this) into a really dark, depressing, and unfulfilled space. I just felt empty no matter what happened. Chasing a non-existent finishline. Trapped. Like a fake.
Society has built this image of a man that is to work hard, be tough, win at all costs, be aggressive, don't be emotional... But what man truly lives up to that being authentic? And moreso, it's not even attractive if you think about it! Because I was trying to "prove myself" out of this hurt, I tried to size up to that standard and I pushed away the thing that needed work the most... and I distracted myself to ease the pain. Which just made things worse.
Could this be why men are 6 times more likely to commit suicide than women?
Or why most men I talk to are just "okay" and why women keep asking "where are all the real men?" I don't feel any man is "less than enough"... he is just wounded, hurt, and trapped.
To the men:
Heal the wounds of your past with forgiveness.
And forgive yourself for whatever you beat yourself up about. You did the best you could with what you knew at the time. You know better now. The only way to level up and group out of this is forgiveness. Heal the boy, and the man will appear. We are counting on you.
To the women:
Support him and shine light and love on the core of who he is. Don't accept his masks, hold him to a standard. And don't try to change him. Men want freedom more than anything in the world and while good intended, men will start to dispise you if you try to change us. Feed the good. Remind him of his strengths, and he will show up for you in ways you never thought possible. 💯💯POST CONTINUED IN COMMENTS💯💯