One of the most important things to remember is that you won’t be consumed by painful feelings, no matter how much they make you feel like you will.
In times of uncertainty and stress, we can easily get caught up in a cycle of negative thoughts. While negative thoughts are part of being human, the unfortunate consequence is that our attention will remain fixed on the negative until we make an intentional effort to adjust our thinking.
Ultimately, during times of uncertainty when our normal becomes disrupted, we have two choices: we can resist change or embrace it.
Having freedom outside rigid definitions of masculinity is not about turning boys into girls. It is about shaping a culture of empathy; giving boys permission to develop all emotions, deal with their own pain, encouraging good media messages, and encouraging boys and young men to redefine what is masculine.