The Connected Conversation with Brett Hill: The Power of Mindful Communication: The Gift and Challenge of Empathy in Men
06/01/2023 10:00 am PDT
“Big boys don’t cry.”
“Stop griping and just fix it.”
“You’re the man of the house now.”
The message is clear. Feelings are weakness.
Tune in to this particularly personal episode that cuts close to home. In my work, I meet a lot of empathic types, and as an empathic man, I have come to appreciate more fully, as of late, that these sensitivities are not uncommon, but men don't talk about them. In fact, frequently, the culture shames sensitive men, so these conversations are not spoken - and that has consequences.. In this episode, I will claim that "empathic" men are actually what men are meant to be and the culturally celebrated "hero" of a man that emerges victorious after battle after extreme costs to his body and soul - that is abnormal and harmful to men everywhere.