This is so cool.
Two of The Good Men Project’s favorite supporters, Earl Hipp and Rick Belden, are part of a movement called The Male Wishlist. Earl Hipp calls it “…a grand revisioning of manhood we can all, collectively, create.”
So how does it work?
As Earl describes on his website, Man-Making:
As the story goes, UK based Tony Martin (@redfoxcountry on Twitter) had the very creative idea of starting a “male wish list” using the Twitter hashtag #malewishlist. His US based pal, Rick Belden, author of Iron Man Family Outing: Poems about Transition into a More Conscious Manhood, so liked the idea that in addition to posting his own tweets, he started inviting men from around the world to contribute. Soon, a running archive of tweets began to accumulate.
So what can you do? Join in the conversation on Twitter by making YOUR wish list and adding the hashtag #malewishlist – add @goodmenproject, too if you want, so we can be a part of this awesome conversation.
Some wishes already made include:
- To always remember failure and rejection do not reduce or diminish me as a man, but are pathways into my own strength and wisdom.
- To know our real (masculine) strengths and not be afraid to use them.
- To connect more openly with other men and allow their support into my life. I need to hear men speak from their deep inner self. I want to know all men better.
- To not be pigeonholed as a man who is only interested in sex and beer.
- To make a living doing work that truly moves me.
- To live in a world in which cooperating, collaborating, and caring are valued and rewarded as highly as competing and winning.
- To feel that my sensitivity is an asset rather than a weakness to be feared and hidden from others.
- Being vulnerable, experiencing shame, and having friends to share about it without being judged or fixed.
Wouldn’t it be cool to expand this wish list even further? Please leave additional ideas in comment section, or send in a response post.
Rick’s Dutch friend Peter DeKock began accumulating the tweets he could find, and some are listed on his blog.
Go to Earl Hipp’s blog and join in the conversation. He’d love to hear from you about how you envision manhood for the future.
This is how revolutions begin! #malewishlist
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