Today is International Men’s Day. Here is what I have to say about my fellow men.
To all the men out there who choose to be kind, soft, tender, compassionate, loving, caring, vulnerable I am there with you. To all the men struggling with demons, mental health issues and carrying around emotional baggage I support you. To all the men who wish they could be all these things I see you.
Also admit its OK to not be OK or perfect and own it.
There is more to being a man than being manly and macho. Be like Mr. Rogers, Bob Ross, LeVar Burton, Tom Hanks and others who foster curiosity and wonder.
If you are a gay/bi/queer/transgender man you should be loved and respected by all.
Be a man who honors and respects women and treats them as equals and partners. When they bring home more pay than you give them praise. Also tell them they can be whatever their dreams desire including President/Prime Minister.
Be the type of man that wants to be a hero and empower those around you to do the same. Strive to be a good human being.