culture has an obsession with performance giving us affirmation as men. In the
midst of challenging times, we all have, to some degree or other, allowed
ourselves to be seduced into a fog of mixed emotions. This is when we are most
likely to get personal achievement confused with our value and worth as men.
When we equate our worth as human beings with our individual performances, we put our identities at grave risk. Any type of perceived failure from the perspective of an ego built on such a shaky foundation can easily lead us to conclude that our lives are not worth very much.