This post was born from a realization, a peace found in a simple action. In my last post, or article, I mentioned that I have to now admit that I’m suffering depression and I have some underlying anger management issues that affect all aspects of my life. This, believe it or not was the first time that I’d actually admitted it; aloud or even to myself. I can understand your confusion as to why this is such an important thing, or even noteworthy. As cliché and after school special as it sounds, the first step to solving an issue is admitting that there is one.
“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Depression in Australian men is a silent epidemic with an estimated 1,800 male suicides per year; that’s around 5 per day – on average!
A “gender-equal society” is a “society in which both men and women, as equal members, have the opportunity to participate in all kinds of social activities at will, equally enjoy political, economical and cultural benefits, and share responsibilities.” In such a society, the human rights of men and women are equally respected.
From a very early age I was taught the pride you felt over an achievement was far more important than the size or scope of what it was you actually did.
Firstly, I want to say that with this post and subsequent series of posts, I do not intend to say anything that will ruffle feathers or hurt anyone, however, if you are reading my words and finding yourself to be a little displeased, by all means visit my page all about my feelings toward your offence; https://doesagigabyte.wordpress.com/i-am-offended-by-that/