The healthy masculine becomes deeply aware of the importance and necessity of community. It is impossible to grow into a healthy masculine in isolation. A man can not become the man they were born to be in isolation. It does not matter how many books, videos, or wisdom resources are consumed as all growth and change must take place within relationships (& community). Individuals may enjoy listening to inspirational wisdom teachings but they are simply that; inspiration. To grow into a healthy masculine a man must be an active participant in the community.
The community can be a place of work, family, support & faith group, committed relationships, etc. The healthy masculine becomes aware that the community is a safe place to practice being vulnerable and to learn about the areas in one’s self that may require work. The man becomes an active participant in the community and learns to give and receive.