Love Like a Man!!!!!

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
Mahatma Gandhi

This is one of the finest statement’s of courageous vulnerability I’ve ever seen. I highlight this here for men. May we not wait to tell our fathers, sons, friends we love them. May we not let the words linger inside us until they come pouring out over a casket.

Dare to love, and dare to speak it. Let’s not let cowardice rule.  Let us rule cowardice.

Gentlemen, and especially those failing to qualify under the title, if there’s a rage within you that moves you to hit a woman, I implore you — pick on somebody your own size. Yourself. Only you can change who you are. Only you. It’s no one’s fault but your own that you carry this rage. An abusive childhood, a critical coach, bullying — none of these comes with a permanent get-out-of-jail-free card. You own what you say and do. It’s on you to get help. It’s your calling to have an authentic experience with God.

Same with addicts. Of any kind.

But the news arcs upward from here. Up into light. We live in a United States that circles arms around the broken. There is good, true, non-enabling help all over the place., and it works. Support groups are free.

If you walk around stinking in this culture, and you’re even close to an adult, it’s your fault now. Soap and water are everywhere. Their ubiquity in every public John from Maine to Guam. AA meetings, not quite as common, but close. Libraries brim with free books on how to resolve rage, find free resources, gain peace.  Then there’s the internet, where free help is good science, and funny as hell.

Man up, fellas.  No more excuses.  And watch that link until he pulls out the fish.  I mean, why didn’t I think of therapy by perch, or whatever that is, crappie, bream, whatever?  I can’t stop laughing at the dude.

Peace, y’all. Peace that’s real.


One Response to “Love Like a Man!!!!!”

  1. “Dare to love, and dare to speak it.”

    My son is such a man…because he learned it from his father…who learned it from his father…both of the latter are dead. My son, who is childless, pays this forward to all in our family, his circle of friends and co-workers. It is a legacy I am delighted he carries on in his life.

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