Cynric Whitaker
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My Little Brother's Christmas

Christmas isn't my thing. My parents were Jehovah's Witnesses so we didn't celebrate Christmas like everyone else did. I grew up not caring about the holiday because it didn't have any personal meaning to me. Besides, how great could this holiday be if suicide rates double every time if comes around?That being said, I recognize that Christmas burns in the hearts of some of the people who are important to me. And so I engage in some of the holiday practices if not the actual beliefs. My home has…See More
Jan 6, 2012
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Jan 6, 2012
Cynric Whitaker replied to Trenton Willman's discussion Loneliness is not a problem
"I agree with Colt. My mother told me once that "you have to learn to enjoy your own company". You can't really know yourself if you're never alone. Each of us influences and is influenced by every person we come into contact…"
Oct 21, 2011
Cynric Whitaker replied to SB's discussion Wednesday thoughts about the quest
"I'm not certain if this is has become a personal discussion (because I'm new to the community) but I found the question compelling so here I am.   I've come to think that 'manliness' is closely tied to self-respect. For…"
Oct 21, 2011
Cynric Whitaker replied to benjamin mark edward may's discussion manly things to in your unoccupied time
"I journal in the quiet moments of my life. It gives me a chance to consider things I've said or done (or often not said/done) along with the actions of others and put things in a perspective I often can't find in the heat of the moment. I…"
Oct 21, 2011
Carl Monster liked Cynric Whitaker's blog post Why Didn't You Do Something?
Oct 12, 2011
Adam Bauer commented on Cynric Whitaker's blog post Why Didn't You Do Something?
"Well put! Agreed, I remember growing up any adult had the right to say somthing if your were up to no good. Today society seems to think "its not my problem" but it is if we make it, and we must make it our issue or society will go…"
Oct 9, 2011
Cynric Whitaker commented on Cynric Whitaker's blog post Why Didn't You Do Something?
"Indeed. And we live in a society that seems to love to judge others for what they done. Maybe that's why reality TV is so popular. Sometimes I wonder if that mentality contributes negatively to our individual desire to stand up for what we…"
Oct 9, 2011
Iosephus Lvcs Gonzalez commented on Cynric Whitaker's blog post Why Didn't You Do Something?
"So true, Cynric. I feel that we're afraid of being judged as "backwards", "authoritarian", "nosy", or something of that sort, if we stand for what we believe in.  "
Oct 9, 2011
Iosephus Lvcs Gonzalez liked Cynric Whitaker's blog post Why Didn't You Do Something?
Oct 9, 2011
Cynric Whitaker posted a blog post

Why Didn't You Do Something?

I recently published an article on my website (www.theheroscape.com) about an incident that occurred while I was at the zoo with my little brother. Basically I happened upon a 13 year old kid spitting into the ponds and streams of several exhibits.Even as I write this, almost a week later, it strikes me how many people were there who saw the same thing I did, but did nothing. It seemed a classic example of the Bystander Effect, a social phenomenon where…See More
Oct 9, 2011
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Do you mentor? Have an interest in doing so? Want to connect with others who are making a positive difference in the lives of younger men? Mentoring is not for every man, but if you've felt the call... this is definitely YOUR group!See More
Sep 27, 2011
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A group for discussing simplicity and "deliberate living" as highlighted by the likes of Thoreau.For those of us who want to "live deep and suck the marrow out of life", and "put to rest all that is not life".See More
Sep 27, 2011
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Sep 17, 2011

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http://www.hero-central.com
Interests
chess, triathlons, philosophy, psychology, and all things manly
Books
As A Man Thinketh, The Hero Within, Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously
Movies
Shawshank Redemption, Red Belt, Spiderman II,
Quote
"Fairy tales are more than true not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten" - G K Chesterton

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My Little Brother's Christmas

Posted on January 6, 2012 at 9:58am 0 Comments

Christmas isn't my thing. My parents were Jehovah's Witnesses so we didn't celebrate Christmas like everyone else did. I grew up not caring about the holiday because it didn't have any personal meaning to me. Besides, how great could this holiday be if suicide rates double every time if comes around?

That being said, I recognize that Christmas burns in the hearts of some of the people who are important to me. And so I engage in some of the holiday practices if not the actual beliefs.…

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Why Didn't You Do Something?

Posted on October 9, 2011 at 5:00pm 3 Comments

I recently published an article on my website (www.theheroscape.com) about an incident that occurred while I was at the zoo with my little brother. Basically I happened upon a 13 year old kid spitting into the ponds and streams of several exhibits.



Even as I write this, almost a week later, it strikes me how many people were there who saw the same thing I did, but did nothing. It seemed a classic example of the Bystander Effect, a social… Continue

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