It’s 2018 and the world is tumbling forward like an avalanche on meth. Social change abounds, and yet the great majority of men are stuck in an old paradigm of repression and disconnection–its crippling men, harming our children and hurting our communities.
Our heroes like Robin Williams and Tony Bourdain are taking their own lives. Our sisters, wives, mothers and friends are speaking up and calling out the abuse and violence they have suffered. Our young men are competing to kill the most schoolchildren. Our male culture vacillates wildly between the extremes of taking drugs to lower our libidos and bragging about grabbing pussy.
It is hard to find solid ground and men are scrambling to know where to go, how to act, and who to be.
But there is an eye in the center of this hurricane, and the real lives of men tell a very different story. When men slow down enough to get in touch with what they actually feel, what they really want, and who they truly are–a consistent picture emerges of positive intention and basic human goodness.
Men’s potential for self expression and societal contribution is being hidden beneath a mountain of suppressed feelings and desires. At the very least this suppression is a maladaptive strategy, at worst it is the fermented storehouse from which violence erupts. True hope lies in using the power of vulnerability to reconnect men to themselves and others in order to create a healthier, safer, and more fulfilled world.
Dan Doty is the CEO and Co-Founder of Evryman, a for-profit company that is challenging and supporting men to stop hiding. Through the simple practice of coming together to slow down and share their truth with each other, men are exploding the myth of the lone wolf and finding balance, health, and a level of support that is launching them to be better dads, more effective bosses, better lovers and more wholly beneficial to their communities.
Dan Doty has spent over 15,000 hours working with men and boys in intense environments of personal development, as a wilderness guide of therapeutic expeditions, an inner city high school teacher in the Bronx, a coach for men, and as a leader of men’s retreats. He was the long-time director and producer of the cult-hit hunting and food show MeatEater and loves to tell a good story.Join Report
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