MADMEN, Suits, Hell’s Kitchen, Holmes on Homes, Property brothers, Love it or List it, Justin Timberlake, Jay Z, Anderson Cooper… today’s media is challenging old ideas of what masculinity looks like. What’s do you think? – What is Masculinity?
Is it innate? Is it the way you look or speak? Is it how people perceive you? Is it the amount of money you make for your family? Does it matter if your wife or child earns more than you? Is your masculinity defined by where you start, where you are, or what you do to get to your end?
Our first challenge is targeted at our mentality. Throughout the next 21 days we aim to gain a clean perspective, strengthen our understanding, increase our wisdom and knowledge, sharpen our attitudes, and gain a solid picture of who we are as a gender and what we are created to do individually and collectively.
In 1776, Thomas Jefferson stated “we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,” which is true but we are shaped differently by our unique experiences. The purpose of this period is to get a clear picture of what has made us to this point and what changes we require in order to grow beyond where we are now.
Enjoy the journey as we begin rethinking masculinity!
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
Malcom Gladwell writes phenomenal books that stretch our perspectives. I haven’t read this one as yet but I am beginning today. Reviews are awesome, one of my favorites by him is Outliers – which looked at the secrets of genius and success.
If you are a reader and looking to broaden your perspective this book is an awesome read. If you are not a reader; this book has 320 pages and you can get through it by reading 16 pages a day.
Last week’s session has been extended as we go a bit deeper. We will take giving style advice and practical examples on how to dress your unique body type. If you have not registered as yet you still have time.