When it comes to being a man,
there’s usually one attribute which people think of and this attribute is none
other than something we like to call, strength. That’s just it. Everybody
expects a man to be strong. You know what the worst part is? Well, everybody
expects a man to be strong physically. This isn’t always the case guys.
We’re Not Talking About Muscles
Men aren’t measured by how
physically strong they are, men should be measured by how emotionally and
intellectually strong they are. Not every buy is into physical fitness, let’s
face it. Some guys prefer other things. But this does not definitely make them
less of a person, no. This in fact makes them unique.
The moment they embrace their
masculinity in their own way, they become better than those who seek
masculinity through their physical appearance. You know what really makes a man
strong? His confidence. That is the biggest strength anyone can have. Okay, not
everybody was born equal, some people are better at some things while others
have a hard time on those specific things.
Each Man Excel Differently
Some people excel in other places
while others excel in the good old-fashioned things. This has nothing to do with
confidence is built when you are not comparing yourself to other people. Other
people can be good at whatever they want but you? You should focus on what you
want and not how society expects you to perform. The thing about society is
that everybody speaks within a certain norm.
A huge chunk of society just wants
to be better than other people. A lot of them are capable, yes, but not a lot
of them are strong. A lot of them haven’t even fully accepted who they are both
through their strengths and weaknesses. The hardest part of being confident is
admitting you made mistakes.
Struggling on in the Face of Challenges
Once you’ve made mistakes, it’s time
to man up and face them. Nobody is perfect and nobody has it on their side
every time. Some people have worse but that’s not the point. People go through
ups and downs in their life and the only way to face it is with confidence.
You don’t need to be the best at
everything, you just need to accept who you are and be the best at being you.
The physical aspect of strength should only be a source of fitness and not a
measurement of masculinity. Although it’s great to look good, looking good
isn’t the most important thing in the world. The most important thing in the
world is to be happy with who you are.
Here in Singapore, it’s not just about the glamour and the extravagant lifestyle. Although most of us strive to have and maintain a comfortable life, we don’t fail to remember to also reach out and better the lives of others. So if you’re thinking of ways to share what you have and in doing so feeling good for helping out, here are a few organizations available here in Singapore that advocates the welfare of those in need.
365 Cancer Prevention Society
In an era of advanced technology and increasing medical research, it’s so disheartening to find out that there are still so many lives being threatened and so many families being affected by cancer. Dealing with this life-changing disease is not easy, but 365 Cancer Prevention Society exerts much effort to make the impact of this disease more bearable. This organization aims to help through information dissemination and lymphatic detoxification exercise programs. The generous people behind this society also extend their kindness not only to the patients themselves but also to their families. This organization is truly admirable and it’s a good place to start extending our own kindness and offer our donations since they are a non-profit organization and rely on public donations to sustain their advocacy.
Children’s Charities Association
Children’s Charities Association or CCA is a joint effort of a group of charities in Singapore aiming to raise funds for the benefit of children with varying needs. The organization’s vision is to empower these children and help them become independent citizens who are capable of fulfilling their vital role in the society. CCA is open for donations and one of the four fund raising projects that they organize annually is the Flag Day which will be happening on the 11th of June this year. The event is only a few months away, but the organization is still warmly accepting volunteers, students or adults, to participate. This year’s goal is to raise more than $50,000.
Pass It On
If you’re looking to help out but are on a tight budget or you just simply want to pass on any household item that you don’t use anymore but is still functioning well, then Pass It On is the organization for you. Pass It On aims to encourage Singaporean’s partaking in helping out the less privileged through giving the things that they don’t need anymore to those who will still benefit from the passed on items.
Singaporean kids are good in reading, science, reading and mathematics. There is no doubt about that because they topped examinations. However, when it involves communicating in English, Singaporeans fare poorly. Singaporean kids lack the skill to communicate extemporaneously. With this, schools have considered a system – STELLAR (Strategies for English Language Learning and Reading).
STELLAR will encourage the students to express themselves clearly. STELLAR furthermore aims to fortify children’s reading and language skills; STELLAR also aims to stimulate positive attitude towards education and learning.
Apart from STELLAR, as a parent, how can you encourage your students to express themselves? Here are some tips that you can consider:
- Interaction with other kids: The best thing that you can do is let your kids interact with other kids. Your kids should be given opportunities to socialize with their fellow kids.
- Encourage your kids to show off his/her talent: If you want to improve the natural talents of your kids, you should encourage them to show off their talents. It is the best way to build self-esteem.
- Encourage your kids to participate in many activities: Apart from encouraging them to show off their talents, you should also inspire your kids to participate in other activities. It will broaden their social circle.
- Have your kids decide what they want to wear: The basic thing that you can do to bring out their identity is to bring them to shopping and have them decide what they want to wear.
The key is to build their self-esteem and self-confidence. When they feel confident, they will express themselves better. You should not overlook the communications skills of your kids if you do not want them to be introverted.