For centuries men have been great providers, protectors and creators, yet a lot of men struggle in today’s world when asked to be tender and gentle, or to open up about how they feel. Men can play roles such as the tough nut, the sportsman, the workhorse, the intellectual. They can hold their drink, be proud to be fertile or ashamed to be impotent. They can fly to the moon or fly under the radar, but their worth as men is not found in or based on any of their actions.
The pages in this section explore what it means to be a True Man underneath all the labels and expectations. Among the topics explored are Male Body Image, Rejection, Sex and Relationships, Fatherhood and Men’s Health.
It’s time to bring understanding beyond what a man does to highlight the essence of his being, so let us explore who a man really is; not the doer defined by labels, but a “tender and precious being equal to all others”.
There is no doubt that when we sit back and look at it, society puts a lot of pressure on us as men. And most certainly we put pressure on ourselves, in many cases without even being able to admit as much. As such, we all too often just accept life as being the “way it is”.
The end result for most of us is that our health is suffering. Health statistics paint a grim picture for the modern man. It is a picture that says that the average man is most likely overweight, stressed, exhausted, burdened, unhappy with his job, occasionally experiencing depression, and in need of a long holiday.
So what is going on? Perhaps it is time that we sat back, and without judgement or condemnation, started to open up and question life a little. Whatever your role in life, whatever is going on for you, on this webpage you will find an article written by someone who has experienced life as you have, who has dared to ask the unasked questions – the answers to which may surprise you.
Welcome to Men – A Different Way
Articles specifically pertaining to men's health can be found at Men's Health