If you are looking to improve your character as individuals and culture as a collective, you need to be looking in the right spot, asking and answering the right questions and building understanding in a way that makes sense to you. It’s not always easy, it can be confronting, but it is always worth it.
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After several conversations with people after our response to the Gillette video, Just Be Nice Project Founder - Josh steps up to discuss a way forward.
Yes, the video is longer than the recommended digestible length for social media, but maybe the discussion of masculinity, character and being good men needs more than 90 seconds of our time.
Rather than always speaking about what being a good man isn't, let's start a discussion about what we think a good man is.
Let's decide on what kinds of behaviour and character we are going to support and promote, and build a culture of strong, engaged, interested, caring, intelligent, open and understanding men.
What does it mean to be a man to you? What kind of men would you like to see? What does positive masculinity look like to you, in a future where we have communities of people that look out for one another, who open doors for one another, who lift each other up and ensure everyone feels safe and supported?
Moving forward requires looking forward, so let's set some aspirations to improve equality of opportunity for all, and help everyone be the best they can be.
While an ad from a razor company has caused a bit of a stir over the last few days, we ask, what is wrong with being the best a man can get?
Wherever possible we should look at opportunities for excellence as opportunities. Areas to improve as possibilities, not only criticisms. We should take responsibility not only for ourselves, but for those around us and help them be better.
We should relish the chance to be better, and move towards that together, following those that do a good job and lending a helping hand and a truckload of understanding to those that need a hand.
If you are looking for ways to help educate yourselves, your workplaces, schools or communities on how to tackle these developmental and conversational hurdles, get in touch. We'd to have a chat about how working with the JBNProject helps improve equality of opportunity for all.
Just Be Nice
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