It’s part of human nature to want to fit in. From a young age, we go to great lengths to be accepted. And even with all our uniqueness, we still want to belong.
However, this deep desire for acceptance is often our biggest hurdle to change.
It is much easier to go along with the status quo than to shake things up and bring change.
What is the status quo we have accepted as men? In what ways do we simply go along with our masculine culture without question?
Do we accept paying the bills is the only point of work and that friends are a luxury we can do without? Do we go along with the assumption that marriage is just about making our wife happy and that our sexuality is at best merely tolerated?
What if we were different?
What if we were men who were willing to do whatever it takes to provide for our families, while also doing work that matters? Men who knew friends were a necessary luxury and were wise enough not to go through life without them?
What if we were men who sought to truly love our wives and bring them joy more than merely trying to appease them to keep the peace? And men who celebrated their sexuality and freely enjoyed it as a tool of love?
These men would be different. They would stand out and be changemakers, in families and society.
Wherever masculinity has grown dark and toxic, we need men who will stand as lights and bring out the best in us again.
We need men who are not afraid of being different and raising the standard of masculinity.