Compassion as a requirement for strength
Realizing that I’ve always felt a really deep compassion for people, but never let it show or made it a strong part of who I am. I've carried out work as a side effect, but always shrugged it off.
As I’ve accepted it more recently, I’ve more easily been able to accept a side of me that’s also more masculine. It’s interesting how they’re not exclusive and actually more required of one another. A deep love and accepting that deep love is what brings out a strong sense of protection. I wonder how that gets modeled for a young man. The only examples of it are seen in leaders like MLK but what if you don’t have a more immediate and every day example