Cosby Show

The Good Men Project, which was started in 2009, is one of those sites and twitter accounts I follow because it often shares interesting thoughts related to the multi-dimensions of being a man. They define themselves as follows:

We are a community of 21st Century thought leaders around the issue of men’s roles in modern life. We explore the world of men and manhood in a way that no media company ever has, tackling the issues and questions that are most relevant to men’s lives. We write about fatherhood, family, sex, ethics, war, gender, politics, sports, pornography, and aging. We shy away from nothing. Our content reflects the multidimensionality of men — we are alternatively funny and serious, provocative and thoughtful, earnest and light-hearted. We search far and wide for new stories and new voices from “the front lines of modern manhood.” And we do it without moralizing and without caricaturizing our audience; we let guys be guys, but we do it while challenging confining cultural notions of what a “real man” must be.

Around Fathers Day this year, they shared a great video that’s an edit of different words of wisdom from TV fathers. It is fitting that, early in it, a clip from the Cosby Show is included. My father used to give mini-lectures based on the various episodes of the show.

[youtube]http://youtu.be/V_DJNtAiWEs[/youtube]

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About Kojo Baffoe

Of Ghanaian/German heritage, raised in Lesotho and currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Kojo is the proverbial slashie, the professional ‘jack of all trades.’ He is an entrepreneur, writer, facilitator, content architect, former men’s magazine editor and speaker. He has a Bachelor of Commerce (1994) with majors in Economics, Marketing and Business Administration from the former the University of Natal (Durban), now University of KwaZulu-Natal.

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