Aug. 19, 2020

39. Is Traditional Masculinity Toxic? with John Currie

39. Is Traditional Masculinity Toxic? with John Currie

Modern manhood and traditional masculinity are under attack. There are reasons for this. But are they justified? Are the systems that exist within sports and army culture all bad? Are the criticisms fair? Is patriarchy all bad? Or was it a sign of the times and now we are re-adjusting? How can we create more civil discourse?

That's right! On today's episode, we take a bit more of a traditional approach to the conversation of masculinity. I speak with John Currie, a Marine Corps veteran and someone who has put his life on the line for others. He approaches the discussion by dissecting both the pros and cons of a lot of the narrative that is taking place in social circles about the topic of masculinity. We also discuss the importance of seeking mentorship for young men and whose role it is to find mentors.

Lastly, we discuss the German word "schadenfreude", the experience of pleasure, joy, or self-satisfaction that comes from learning of or witnessing the troubles, failures, or humiliation of another. We talk about how this term is something we're seeing play out a lot in the current "cancel culture" and social media discourse world. You can learn more about these ideology and practice here.

About John! John started a salad dressing company called Semper Savage which you can find out more about on their website. You can also connect with him on LinkedIn here.