We have all been there. During a moment of frustration or anger, you feel your eyes begin to well up and you desperately try to stop the crying before it starts. Well, this is exactly what happened to Bruce, the young man in this video, but what his instructor told him next is so great you might even shed a few tears yourself.
The Cave of Adullam Transformational Training Academy in Detroit, Michigan is led by founder Jason Wilson. The academy's mission is to "create a generation of men who are physically conscious and spiritually strong enough to navigate through the pressures of this world without succumbing to their emotions." In a time when boys are told not to cry and men have masculinity as fragile as a Faberge egg, Wilson is letting his students know that there is nothing wrong with expressing your emotions as long as you don't let them get the better of you.
The description for the video says:
During these perverse times, it's truly vital that we, the men and fathers of this generation, do not allow our boys to grow up with a false sense of masculinity like many of us did. As a result, we have a mass amount of emotionally unstable men walking in unresolved anger, confusion and depression, instead of power, love and discipline. So we place strong emphasis on allowing our recruits to openly express their emotions, so that we can teach them how to use those emotions to their benefit, and become a comprehensive man of God.
Besides, there is nothing more "manly" than being strong enough to openly display emotion.