Dear Readers and Listeners,
My favorite podcasts are National Public Radio style monologues. I really enjoy the methodical and soothing voice of NPR speakers. I plan to emulate their style over time.
I also want to continue to practice storytelling. We all grew up listening to stories as kids, and I don’t think there’s a more effective way to connect and teach than through storytelling. I could tell you to do XYZ and explain ABC in my podcasts, but I think such instructions might be better suited towards writing.
Today’s podcast explores why men have a difficult time expressing their feelings, and how men constantly feel the pressure to conform to society’s expectations. Such constriction not only negatively affects men, but also negatively affects women as well.
It’s funny how nobody every talks about men’s issues, even though we make up half the world’s population. Why is this?
WHY MEN SUFFER IN SILENCE OUTLINE
* What does it mean to be a man?
* Why it’s important to allow men to be themselves to bring more happiness to women.
* A story of why my high school let NOW live, but MOM die.
* The solution to gender income inequality, and my attempt to figure out why some women don’t want men to gain equality to help the family.
* A discussion on the problems that result from men not being able to open up.
* Three tips for people who are unable to express their feelings and be themselves.
If you are a woman who believes this podcast does not pertain to you, think again. One of the best ways to understand men is to listen to the problems and issues they go through. We’re all in this together!
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