“Courage & Masculinity”

29 Mar 2023. A talk I gave at the Iron Council’s live meetup, the Maine Event, on 9 Oct 2022, on “Courage, or How to Man Up.” I discussed:

Courage, and it’s place among the four classical virtues of courage, moderation, prudence, and justice.

Why courage must come first, and the definition of courage.

I then go on to lay out several ways that we can develop courage and practice being courageous, including physical expressions of courage, psychological, social, and spiritual ones, as well.

The short answer to how to develop and practice courage is to “lean into your fear, and push your edge, and stay there for as long as you can.” The long answer of how to do that is what I talk about in the video.

Deep gratitude to Ryan Michler of the @OrderOfMan for inviting me to speak. Kudos and thanks to the men of the Iron Council, who make up the best brotherhood I’ve ever belonged to. And thanks also to Todd VanFleet of @TVFTacticalCreative for the videography.


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