I had the privilege on Saturday of going on The Greg Carrasco Show on AM 640 again, where 10’s of thousands of people tune in every Saturday to listen to Greg’s show on Cars that half the time doesn’t talk about cars. I was there to talk about why people get fat in their 30’s and 40’s. The Show starts at 8 am and finishes at 11 am and I was on from 9 to 10 am. I showed up just after 8 am to hang out and listen.
Greg is very well known and respected in his field and is a very successful businessman. We’ve had plenty of talks in the gym about health, fitness, nutrition, CrossFit, weightlifting and Jiu-Jitsu and he’s come to respect my opinion on these things and has seen the results in the people I train. So, he allows me to come on the show and have free reign on these topics. I have a blast!
What really got me thinking this week on the show wasn’t anything that I talked about during the hour I was on. It was what Greg was talking about the hour before we got started that really caught my attention.
Greg was talking about how men have our place set in society where we laugh at each other in our troubles. Let me give you an example. A guy gets divorced and goes through a financial breakdown and his buddies will laugh and say he’s an idiot for letting it happen to him, meanwhile the lady who has the same issue her friends show empathy and try to help her back up. Females do such an amazing job of lifting each other up in hard circumstances (obviously there are exceptions to this on both sides).
But why, as men, do we judge each other as weak for showing vulnerability? for us to cry? for us to need someone to talk to? I think it shows great courage for us to step up and admit when we’re wrong or when we’re hurt or if something has let us down. We need open communication with our loved ones on how we feel or we just bottle shit up until we explode and end up in divorce. The smallest things can turn into the biggest ordeals if we let them fester and grow like some sort of disease.
I think if we can see this and know that we’re actually being strong by showing what we thought was a weakness we can avoid a lot of unnecessary hard aches in our lives. It’s about time we support each other and build each other up rather than tear each other down. It’s a way to a brighter future and healthier mind.
Just my thought on a Monday Morning.
Thanks Greg for your insight, I’m inspired to be a better man.