Hey guys for this week’s “Five Minute Thursday” I wanted to
highlight a few takeaways from our interview with Jason Mackenzie,
founder of the The Book of Open.
Empowerment through Vulnerability
For most men, we associate vulnerability with weakness. To
be honest, even hearing the word “vulnerable” my first thought is
“unwanted exposure to weakness.” However, vulnerability is a
strength. Vulnerability is empowerment through authenticity,
which is being true to one’s self.
I have been working with men/fathers for the past three years,
and I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt that if men are
going to be “vulnerable” with each other, it has to be in an
atmosphere or situation where it “cool thing.”
I can tell you from experience that men will check out when you
start talking about sensitive stuff like “let’s share our
feelings.” Men simply don’t respond to that when in the
presence of another man. In fact, it’s even hard for us to do
this with our wives for the most part.