Gillette isn’t responsible for teaching my boys how to be a decent man. Neither is a trending hashtag, television show, a movement or political party. Sure, some of these things might help and some will cause more harm than good, but that doesn’t change the fact that it is my responsibility to teach our boys what it means to be a man. . Does that mean I have all have the answers or have some perfect plan? Absolutely not. But, that isn’t an excuse for not trying nor does it give me the right to blame someone else if things aren’t working. — My boys understanding of masculinity is my responsibility. . Will other things influence them along the way? Absolutely. . Will other people help me? Without a doubt. . Will some things make them question what I am trying to teach them? Of course. . But at the end of every day, it is my responsibility to teach my boys what it means for a man to be brave, kind, smart and strong and that’ll never change. Even when each of them becomes a man, it is still my responsibility to help them in whatever way I can. — My responsibilities never end. . . . To every man that has accepted the honor of being a dad, keep your head up and don’t stress. Even on the days the world is telling us we’re wrong or you feel like a failure, don’t quit! Because more than anything else, our actions teach our children how they should act and we need more men that aren’t afraid of being a man; not someone paid to act.