Why do we repress our emotions?
From childhood, men are encouraged to divorce themselves from emotion. In our culture, the most powerful male figures are depicted as having no emotion, strong leaders, and most importantly, they will never shed a tear.
Opening up and being vulnerable has been divorced from the male psyche.
If men are not at that stage of development, or at least not in pursuit of it, then they are seen as followers. They are not worthy of becoming thought-leaders, successful in business, or kings. We have been fundamentally divorced from ourselves. This poses a harmful paradox, where men are being pulled apart at the seams from being their true selves and who society wants them to be.
My question is, why is it that the thing women appreciate most in men, being emotional, empathetic, and vulnerable, considered taboo amongst most men? On this Friday’s Becoming Kings, we’re breaking down how we are taught to divorce ourselves, how to fight back against that notion, and who the real kings in our culture are.
In this episode you’ll learn about…
- How we are taught to divorce ourselves. (0:49)
- The beautiful and emotional. (4:46)
- The constant reminder. (8:49)
- 50 shades of Intimacy. (13:00)
- The true men in society are emotionally-connected men. (16:06)
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