Talking to people used to be different. It used to be something you did around the dinner table, or on front porch swing, or at a community event. Of course, things changed wildly, mostly because of the sheer amount of different ways there are now to communicate—talking in person, by phone, by text, by email, over social media, through emojis, by commenting on blogs, sending newsletters, creating videos, through photographs and memes and videos.
And yet. Remember those really great conversations you had with people? The really really great ones? Remember how simple yet how profound they were? Maybe it was when you were nine years old, hanging out with your closest friends and discovering just how big and vast the world was. Maybe it was staying up late in a college dorm room, music in the background, voices rising and falling as people became passionate about a viewpoint and then stepped off their soapbox to let you talk. Maybe it was around a campfire, the light, the heat, the air, the topics that you could dive deeply into that you didn’t have time for during in the frantic, kinetic day to day. Or maybe it was those early conversations with an initial lover, when you were getting to know each other and everything was interesting because, well, passion and curiosity. Maybe it was conversations you had with your children, jumping backwards to their age and intellectual level, discovering the world again through their eyes. Or maybe when you were immersed in a project with colleagues, where you were laser-focused on solving a problem that would make a difference, and every sentence of the conversation was meaningful and thoughtful.
Those are the conversations that we remember. The conversations that years later help to define our lives. The conversations where there is true connection, active listening, and a sense of doing something meaningful.
At The Good Men Project, we have conversations like that almost every day of the week. Conversations where people really talk, and really listen. Conversations where you see the world through other people’s eyes, get to know them over time. Conversations that are profound and deep and meaningful and thoughtful. Conversations that are passionate and may be a catalyst for social change.
The benefits to such conversations are multi-layered and plentiful. You connect with others. You hear a diversity of viewpoints, understand things with more nuance and clarity. You become more articulate as you speak and practice being understood. You learn about timing, respect, compassion and leadership. Not to mention the learning you get about the topics we cover—some of the most difficult issues on earth—racism, sexism, CTE, mental wellness, politics, and relationships of all kinds.
Remember the great conversations of the past? When you left it was often with the optimistic “Talk to you soon!” — and you said it like you meant it. Because the anticipation of another great conversation like the one you just had was something to look forward to.
We hope you’ll join our live group phone calls at The Good Men Project. It’s the conversation no one else is having.
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ANNUAL BRONZE membership ($12 per year) is great if you are not ready to join the full conversation but want to support our mission anyway. You’ll still get a BRONZE commenting badge, a listing on our Friends page, and you can pop into any of our weekly Friday Calls with the Publisher when you have time. This is for people who believe—like we do—that this conversation about men and changing roles and goodness in the 21st century is one of the most important conversations you can have today.
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“Here’s the thing about The Good Men Project. We are trying to create big, sweeping, societal changes—–overturn stereotypes, eliminate racism, sexism, homophobia, be a positive force for good for things like education reform and the environment. And we’re also giving individuals the tools they need to make individual change—-with their own relationships, with the way they parent, with their ability to be more conscious, more mindful, and more insightful. For some people, that could get overwhelming. But for those of us here at The Good Men Project, it is not overwhelming. It is simply something we do—–every day. We do it with teamwork, with compassion, with an understanding of systems and how they work, and with shared insights from a diversity of viewpoints.” —– Lisa Hickey, Publisher of The Good Men Project and CEO of Good Men Media Inc.
Here are the RSVP buttons, to get dial in information about the calls. Each group also has its own Facebook Group, to share information and talk to others in between calls.
Join the Sex, Love Etc. FACEBOOK GROUP here.
Join the #StopSexism FACEBOOK GROUP here.
Join the #StopRacism FACEBOOK GROUP here.
Join the Conscious Intersectionality FACEBOOK GROUP here. Includes our . new call series on Human Rights.
Join the Politics FACEBOOK GROUP here.
Join the Mental Wellness FACEBOOK GROUP here.
Facebook Groups only (Calls are in the works!)
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