Frankly, gents, I don’t even know what to say about this conversation. It was a powerful discussion from a man who has been through hell and back to fight for not only who he is as a man but as a father of his children.
His name is Greg Ellis and, although you may not recognize his name, you have definitely seen him on the Silver Screen. Today we talk about the true purpose of vulnerability, why social media should be called “anti-social media,” the crisis of meaning that modern society is facing, and why fatherhood is in the crosshairs.
“We feel the disappointment because there is such reward in winning the trophy.” Tweet That— Greg Ellis
My guest today is a man named Greg Ellis. We only met recently but we’ve had some incredibly powerful conversations about life, what it means to be a man, and how the odds in pop culture are stacked against fathers.
Greg is an incredibly talented, Emmy Award nominated actor, a filmmaker, a coach, and the author of his latest book, The Respondent: Exposing the Cartel of Family Law. He’s also become an incredibly powerful advocate for men who are desperately fighting to maintain their rights as fathers.
And, although, we didn’t get as deep into that subject as I would have liked, the conversation we did have is powerful. And, great news, we’re going to be recording a part 2 soon…
“Demonizing man is not the solution, that’s the problem.” Tweet That— Greg Ellis
- Using social media as a tool
- Appreciating art, literature, and sports
- We are not entitled to success
- Drawing inspiration from challenge
- Society devaluing the “male”
- The importance of an earned merit system
- Competition versus cooperation
- The most influential person gets to establish and enforce the rules
- Don’t count your victory while the game is still being played
- We have to let kids deal with their own hardship
- Boys raised with a dad tend to be more purpose driven
- The value of “empowerment feminism”
- The inequality of the equality movement
- We need to challenge moral hypocrisy
- Getting set for part 2 of the conversation
“Victimhood has become the new social currency, and the economy is booming.” Tweet That— Greg Ellis
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