The Dirty Little Secret Behind Statistics About Men

The Dirty Little Secret Behind Statistics About Men.

This man’s name is Scott (and no, he isn’t me).

Scott has a secret he’s been carrying for decades. It’s nearly killed him multiple times.

Click the link, watch the video. It’s nine minutes long. Watch the whole thing, even though you don’t want to. Watch how he doesn’t speak, watch how his facial expression never changes–but his hands start to shake as he holds up the cards.

Scott is a survivor, and a hero.

If you have a secret like Scott’s, let me add my voice to his: don’t keep it a secret any longer. Tell a parent, a friend, a trusted teacher or clergyman, a counselor. Tell somebody.

Keeping your secret only helps an abusive coward give more people secrets to carry.

I've been a soldier, a dreamer, a working stiff, a leader. A husband, father, example (good and otherwise), and now a survivor. I write about courage, because courage is what enables us to accomplish the impossible. If you draw breath, I love you. If you love in whatever way seems best to you and want others to love in whatever way seems best to them, I am your ally. If you believe someone is less than you because they do not love the way you do, I oppose you. If you see someone as a threat to be abused or destroyed merely because they do not look like you, or love like you, or worship like you, I am your enemy. I am a joyful and courageous man. And I stand with you who love.