Boys' Rites of Passage

Our Sons' Futures

Teaching Our Boys and Ourselves to do the Work

Posted by Thomas on October 14, 2011

Before you continue:

This post has 220 words.

On average, it will take you less than 3 minutes to read.

In a world slathered in mediocrity we are challenged daily to not fall for the trap. As caring adults of boys we love we must teach them the same; mediocrity is not an option.

The challenge, what about us? What about our mediocrity, let’s just settle attitudes, failed starts, self-doubts, and ever-present Resistance – how can we teach what we ourselves are so easily beset by?

There used to be a time in the world where it was accepted that children were seen yet not heard. Adults, erroneously, got away with those infamous words “Do as I say…” you can fill in the rest I’m sure.

Those days of disingenuousness are gone. Young people smell hypocrisy and disingenuousness in their sleep and want nothing to do with it.

If you need a little inspiration surrounding doing your work/passion/art (whatever your work is meant to be) the lovely folks at the Domino Project have a free eBook for you. No Idling: 30 inspiring stories that are guaranteed to spark your fire.

So, when you are about to admonish that boy in your life for not persevering and chasing earnestly after his dreams – remember you are his first teacher, are you pursuing your dreams fervently?

Don’t let Resistance win!

Thank you Seth and the Domino Project Street Team for this wonderful gift!



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