Truth is, if you stand from afar and make the assumption that gay men are cocky, self-indulgent, and singing, "Look at me," you may have missed the point. Often, our judgmental, critical, crow's nest view is more smoke and mirrors than the authentic truth. In fact, this article isn't about "cockiness vs. confidence in gay men." Oh contraire. It's a simple, little window looking into all of us and our judgments about others. People - gay or straight - who've had to face battles and challenges, found the way to stay focused, take care of themselves, use their book knowledge, and life lessons to create the life they desire are just plain CONFIDENT...for the most part. There's always a few buttheads in the mix!
The next time you are confronted with someone who appears to be “cocky,” make room to explore “cocky” vs. “confident.” You just might discover that you’re seeing something in this confident person that you wish you could be. Or even more revealing, you may be looking in the mirror and seeing traits of “cockiness” in yourself that you wish weren’t there.
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