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Feeling Abandoned - How Does A Lack Of A Father Figure Affect You? Ryan Michler On London Real

Video from London Real

"Ryan Michler is the American author, broadcaster, combat veteran, and founder of the ‘Order of Man’. His mission is to help men grow fully into their roles as protectors and providers for themselves, their families and their communities. Ryan's book ‘Sovereignty’ calls for men to fulfil their masculine potential with his thirteen Sovereign Virtues, and the ‘Order of Man’ podcast features leading influential men like Jocko Willink, Ryan Holiday and David Goggins." from video introduction.

We Overlook a Significant Factor in Mass Shootings: Fatherlessness

When tragedy strikes, we tend to be left with more questions than answers. As we grieve, those initial questions lead us to search out who or what we can blame it on. We want an immediate, simple solution for often-complex situations.

Every publicized mass-shooting incident elicits the same rhetoric of gun control from the “left” and reactionary gun-rights protection from the “right.” We dig into the assailant’s social-media history to find out what he was interested in and inquire about his video-game usage.

We do everything possible to find the root cause of a broken man showing such disregard for life — yet we consistently overlook a significant contributing factor: fatherlessness.

So there is no misunderstanding: No matter how horrible your childhood was, it does not give you license to take the lives of innocent people. Like everyone else, I have no tolerance for such an act of evil.

At the same time, I recognize that people aren’t born murderers; they’re a creation of life experiences that lead them to decide to cross that line.

Alleged gunman Salvador Ramos did not live with his father.©ZUMA Press Wire Service

A child’s most important parental figure is the same-sex parent because children model themselves after them. For young men, having that father figure in their lives provides a blueprint for manhood and a source of protection from the outside world..." from the article:

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