What motivates someone to bring kids into a “horrible and hopeless world?” Seattle Dad is glad you asked.
Publisher’s Note: When The Good Men Project first started, we set out to “spark an international conversation about what it means to be a good man.” We didn’t really know how we would do that. There were no protocols for deep, engaging, structured conversations about a specific topic — conversations that the whole world is invited to. For a while The Good Men Project looked exactly like most other online magazine — well-written and well edited articles by men, about men, for men. But we keep coming back to the idea that this is more than a magazine. Better than a magazine. It’s a multi-platform, multi-media conversation.
And we now know what that conversation looks like. Someone on the Good Men Project staff can write an article, seen by someone 2 time zones away. A conversation unfolds on Twitter. Questions are asked. Someone else writes a second post. It gets published on a blog. We see the blog and republish the blog here. We hope this will prompt more people to talk, more people to tell their story.
A worldwide conversation has emerged. Here, it’s on parenting.
This post originally appeared on Seattle Dad’s blog “Luke, I am Your Father.“
A couple of days ago while on Twitter, I passed along a link to a post by Robert Duffer ( @RobertDuffer ) over at The Good Men Project titled ‘What They Don’t Know: The Dad Movement Has Never Been Stronger‘. The post seeks to call attention to the fact that despite the perception in the mainstream media that this is a down year for dads, there is much evidence to the contrary. This includes pointing out the positive presence that Dad’s have on the internet, including the work of many very involved Dad Bloggers. Kudos to Duffer for pointing this out, and I suggest you read the article and visit many of the multitude of links he provides referencing the involvement of today’s fathers.
I was a little surprised by this tweet. I’m not really sure I understand your perspective @PivotalDude — I’m not sure whether you have kids or not, or if you are just trying to look for reasons someone would want to be a parent in today’s society. That you mention you are not being snide indicates that this was a serious question. The more I thought about it the more I wanted to respond in more than 140 characters. I’ll try here.