It’s not exactly criminal. So why do you hide the source of your joy?
Some vices are seen as only mildly sinful, yet still embarrassing for the weakness they reveal. Still others seem childish, cultish, or merely uncharacteristic. Whether you consider it childish, randy, or weird, neither as innocent as “My Favorite Things” nor bad enough to land you in the confessional or the witness stand, these are the vices that are too unglamorous, embarrassing, or uncharacteristic to readily reveal.
When you think of something you privately enjoy, can you imagine telling anyone about it? Why do you keep it a secret? Who is the last person you would ever tell about it? What would their reaction be if they found out?
What minor obsessions are prevalent among the guys you know? How does indulging—or abstaining—shape character, individually or collectively?
And most importantly — how do any of these things affect the way you see yourself as a man?
Tell us about your not so secret vice for a future series. Email your response to Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org. Want to see a copy of our submission guidelines or submit online? Yes, there’s a link for that.