Fear involves the real or imagined loss of something we are attached to. The fear is real. Everyone is different, but we all have fears. Some people’s fears are abnormal, but they are very real for them. What our fears have in common is that the event in question always exists in the future. One additional factor is that you have little control over the outcome.
Most men today are doing very well. They finish school, make healthy choices, and accept the world of work and the responsibilities of family. For men like these, opportunities today are excellent.
For others however, the transition is more difficult. For these men life is a constant challenge. Their masculinity is always on the line.
by Ross Bishop From the Pulse nightclub in Orlando to The Borderline bar in Thousand Oaks, CA . . . We have a problem. From the Emanuel African Methodist Church in Charleston, SC to the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh . . . We have a problem. For the thousands of women who will awaken this morning, black and blue from being beatenRead more
Violence has always been part of the landscape, but recent events have brought it more to the forefront. We will probably fuss about it, blame minorities for it and then once again, turn our backs to the people in society who really need our help. Like prejudice, we view violence as an external thing – someone hurting someoneRead more
By Ross Bishop This article is something of a departure. There is a good deal of violence in our world and little meaningful response to it. I am going to address the root causes of two kinds of violence – crime and terrorism. They come from the same sources. Tragically, we are not predisposed to address their causesRead more