So what is a Well-Met Man and what is the plan, the agenda for this group?
Well-Met Man comes from the saying ‘Hail Fellow, Well, Met’ where Well-Met is: 1. From “meet”: Suitable; fitting; proper. Literally the right fit for a given situation. 2. A salutation meaning “good to meet you”. So it is a meeting of men that are proper and right.
The primary maxim of the group, the way to be Well-Met, is Social.Responsibility. This means being responsible while having fun, and having fun while being responsible.
We want to show the world men can be cool AND caring, geeky and gracious, radical and responsible, strong and sympathetic. Well you get the picture.
First and foremost we all pledge to be responsible when pursuing our interests. Do not do something that could cause harm to others. A real man is one who shows care and concern for others.
Some examples include:
The flip side to responsible fun, is using our interests and skills in activities that can help others. Instead of retreating away from people to participate in an interest, share that time with others to enrich their lives
Some examples include:
Hopefully this will change in the near future, but I am really just getting things going.
As I put it to a friend recently in a conversation, my main focus of Well-Met is to not recreate the wheel, but to find existing projects for men to get involved in and add our experience, expertise, and POV.
Current Ideas and Opportunities include:
I am currently soliciting creative individuals to help come up with designs for products for 2 areas of interest: men’s health issues and green products. I would like to see more choices for men where we can wear or use something that shows our commitment to causes, and why can’t we be the ones to come up with those choices? Through sites like Ink for the People locally (and Zazzle and CafePress) we can upload designs for things from shirts to water bottles to bags for people to order print on demand with no initial investment on our part.
If interested, contact me and let me know who you are and why you are interested.
firstname.lastname@example.org | 414.364.6489
Then, come to meet like-minded people so we can brainstorm how to move forward, what steps to do next. I am scheduling a social meet-up of those interested in becoming a Well-Met Man and can give you the details if you are so inclined.