I want to become an Integrated Man. Where do I begin? My life was a mess. Getting a divorce, in a relationship, three kids with numerous activities and very different personalities, and that other thing called my job. It was all too easy to keep my head in the sand and not focus on myself. Just keep doing everything that needs to be done. Keep busy and all the troubles in life will go away…or do they?
What is an integrated man? I never knew what this meant because I was not one. Actually, even those men who are probably don’t call themselves by this term. They just go through life as they usually do – happily. I’m more familiar with the “Nice Guy” personality; always trying to please everyone. Sacrifice your own needs for everyone else. As I have been working towards stopping the Nice Guy qualities I learned that my goal was to become an integrated man.
This is my first ever blog post. I always thought my first would be something really deep like about how the American man has switched places with women or how we have become such wimps in this country. However, my first post is about Shit. No, literally, it’s about Shit. It’s amazing how something so disgusting can have a profound impact on my view of masculinity.