Masculinity is not violence, indifference, or cruelty in the name of toughness. Masculinity is courage to stand up in defense of someone who is being objectified or mistreated.
Filled with positivity, heart, and goodness throughout every fiber of its beautiful tapestry that has thus far been woven for us.
This may just be another cliche story about a young man pressured by conceived notions of masculinity who ends up becoming an enforcer for a crime family, but I think there’s value in my telling it even if just one person can learn from it.
Excerpts of some of the best life lessons I’ve gotten from stand up comedians, including decades old warnings on toxic masculinity and gun violence.