Intensity has a lot of different meanings in our culture today. Some meanings have a negative connotation such as being overly or hyper strong or extreme. Other meanings are more favorable such as having “great energy, strength, concentration, vehemence, etc., as of activity, thought, or feeling” as dictionary.com defines it. Today, I want to talk about intensity as a virtue of masculinity. Young men have an aptitude for intensity that is often times killed by “growing up.” Work, bills and other responsibilities start to weigh on men as they step from schooling into adulthood. Men get so caught in the day to day routine that they lose their intensity for life. Men are meant to be intense. I don’t mean this in the Full Metal Jacket drill-sergeant-who-sucks-life-out-of-people-to-get-what-he-wants kind of intense. I mean men are meant to be intense about the things in life that matter. They are meant to have “great energy” towards their relationships, careers and hobbies. Great intensity fosters a life that leaves people changed for the better. How are you becoming a man of intensity? Who do you see around you that is changing the lives of others for the better because of their intensity? Share your thoughts and experiences with us. Let us know where you see the value of intensity in life.