PERSPECTIVE



With the great proliferation of harmful media images and messages in our culture – detailing how and in what way, men are to perform their masculinity – it can be difficult to possess a healthy perspective of one’s own identity. Men are told to be strong; not to cry; to react quickly; to always be cool; to never be vulnerable – all while suppressing how they truly feel. Perspective demands, that instead of subscribing to these harmful opinions, we distance ourselves just enough from them, in order to gain a proper understanding of our own value and self-worth. Perspective is the activity of self-worth.