It’s a tall order for many men to even acknowledge difficult feelings. But love them? That’s just going too far. But of course, going farther and loving deeper than you knew you could is what fatherhood, and life, demands.
“I feel a helplessness as a dad, I want to protect my son, shield him from the negative aspects in life, but I can’t.”
“I attended a homophobic, hyper-masculine all-male high school, and I listened to a lot of punk and hardcore as an outlet for my feelings there.”
“Emotions always come out, and often at the worst time. We need to learn to work with them, not tamp them down harder.”
“Before we can teach respect for women, boys need to learn to respect their own bodies and sexuality.”
“Admonishing someone with depression is like telling a paraplegic person ‘I don’t see the problem, just get up and walk!’”
“Kids will make a guns out of anything. Before nerf guns, my son made them out of legos and and even his sandwich.”
“The capacity for change in even the most backward people starts with compassion. Take it from a former Psycho Bitch from Hell.”
This is a comment by Vironika Tugaleva on the post “How to Deal with a Psycho Bitch from Hell”. The more we label each other, the more we reduce each other to stereotypes and the more we barriers up the walls between each other. We have to start at compassion to be able to reach through the awful moments.