Seeing the Strength in Vulnerability
Growing up is not an easy thing to do, for anyone, anywhere.
Whilst there are varying degrees of difficulty, there is a common theme among young men that makes moving into adulthood increasingly difficult and challenging.
You must be strong.
The notion that men must be “strong” is one that can be at best harmful and at worst fatal to young men trying to navigate their emotions and identities whilst making their way into the world.
The more adverse the environment a young man is raised in, the stronger he must be.
This is the message that I consistently hear being delivered too many young men across the world.