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THE OWL AND THE OSTRICH: JEROME TEELUCKSINGH, Ph.D.


When faced with danger, the ostrich is supposed to bury its head in the sand. Do we adopt this strategy when we are faced with problems? Some of us know the image of an angry or wounded animal charging through the forest or jungle. Are we like this angry animal creating a path of destruction? Or are we similar to the owl that is considered wise and thoughtful? Do we think of solutions and implement these solutions to solve problems? Are we rational and considerate in our speech and actions?
International Men’s Day (IMD) encourages you to be like the owl and also to be rational and display concern for others. Furthermore, supporters of IMD cannot ignore the ostrich or always avoid the angry and wounded human beings. We need to help those who are emotionally and psychologically hurting. IMD cannot isolate itself from the rest of society.
The excitement of IMD must not fade. There is still potential for growth and we have not reached our peak. Some have been part of IMD but soon became disappointed and disillusioned. Why? Maybe they expected IMD to immediately transform their lives. Others have reluctantly acknowledged IMD as another day on the calendar of special days and activism. Yet others are positively and deeply altered by participating in this day.

Whatever you give to IMD, you will receive. International Men’s Day is not a fad or fleeting fashion statement which will soon change. IMD has 6 objectives that represent the core of this vibrant movement. There are no magic words to recite that will solve problems and IMD certainly does not have a genie to grant wishes.

International Men’s Day cannot guarantee that tomorrow will be problem-free society. But, we can work towards that goal.
Remind others of the life-transforming impact of IMD. This movement is supposed to generate positive forces such as peace, kindness, happiness, patience, discipline and better communication.
Others have reluctantly acknowledged IMD as another day on the calendar of special days and activism. Yet others are positively and deeply altered by participating in this day.

Whatever you give to IMD, you will receive. International Men’s Day is not a fad or fleeting fashion statement which will soon change. IMD has 6 objectives that represent the core of this vibrant movement. There are no magic words to recite that will solve problems and IMD certainly does not have a genie to grant wishes.

International Men’s Day cannot guarantee that tomorrow will be problem-free society. But, we can work towards that goal. Remind others of the life-transforming impact of IMD. This movement is supposed to generate positive forces such as peace, kindness, happiness, patience, discipline and better communication.

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