You've seen it.
The reality shows where bros get hammered drunk together, head to the beach to pick up girls, and celebrate their "bromance".
"YEAH BRO, LOOK AT THOSE TWO DUDES...THEY'VE GOT A BROMANCE GOING ON OVER THERE, HAHAHAHAHA!"
If you're like me, all of that makes you wanna vomit in your mouth a little.
To be clear, it's not just the word itself that I can't stand.
I get it, I might need to chill out, and relax because it's just a funny, jokey saying that guys use sometimes. But the truth is, words matter. And the meaning we associate with words also matters.
And that's the issue: I'm can't stand what the word "bromance" stands for.
It's a word that celebrates surface level friendships. It glorifies relationships devoid of any real connection or depth. It feels sleazy. Fake.
It highlights our own nervousness and uncertainty with how we approach relationships. We're so fiercely afraid that other guys will call us needy or clingy or weak, that we settle for an immature and unfulfilling version of friendship.
Check out the video below to hear some more thoughts on how to move past the bromance culture.
There's more out there for you, I promise.
There's better relationships to be had.
Before you check out the video below: do you want some ideas on what it looks like to actually be a man in today's world?