Next up in our #empowerman series is Dickon, a British-born artist, writer and factotum currently studying an MA in Social, Economic and Environmental Sustainability at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
What does it take to be a sustainable man these days? What are the qualities of the ideal sustainable man? Is a sustainable man someone who makes the effort to recycle their tin cans? Someone who doesn’t litter? Maybe a sustainable man has solar panels on their roof. Or maybe they bike to work? Or could a sustainable man be someone who believes in living wages for all people? Perhaps a sustainable man grows his own veggies and composts his waste. What indeed is a sustainable man to you?
The world is not all doom and gloom. You can care about huge life altering causes, and still make time to enjoy all that is right and beautiful with the world. Sometimes when the state of the world feels hopeless and bleak, it’s best to retreat to the ones you love the most to let loose and recharge to continue the battle. And at VIRTU we’d like to propose a good old fashioned whiskey and cigar night with your pals. Card games optional, but highly suggested. No boys allowed, no girls allowed, or perhaps all are welcome. Whatever is going to put a smile on your face.
If there is anything that makes a statement about your personal beliefs and philosophies, it’s an engagement ring. This ring sets the tone for your marriage, displays your values and often makes your first impression for you. A doorknob diamond versus a simple gold band, a vintage heirloom versus a showy and intricate sparkler, a fun and colorful stone versus an elegant eternity band, an innovative new concept versus a tasteful design a grandmother would love. Every couple has a different persona, every couple has different priorities, every couple holds dear different sets of values. What does your ring say about you?