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Justin Baldoni: Why I’m Done Trying To Be Man Enough

Justin Baldoni: Why I’m Done Trying To Be Man Enough

This Actor Is Challenging Everything We Were Told About Manhood

It’s fair to say men are confused and bewildered by life, by women and by masculinity. Today too many men relate to the poignant but true adage that they are pretending. Hiding their feelings, faking being strong, happy, or powerful. Men don’t know what or who to be any more. How many men suffer in secret, or in silence?

Actor, Justin Baldoni wants to start a dialogue with men about redefining masculinity – to figure out ways to be not just good men but good humans. In a warm, personal talk, he shares his effort to reconcile who he is with who the world tells him a man should be. And he has a challenge for men: “See if you can use the same qualities that you feel make you a man to go deeper,” he says. “Your strength, your bravery, your toughness: Are you brave enough to be vulnerable? Are you strong enough to be sensitive? Are you confident enough to listen to the women in your life?”

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