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There is a heroic potential in you…your life can be rich with massive success and incredible adventures.

…But right now you are probably working a job you hate or taking classes that aren’t really teaching you what you need to know. You are probably wasting huge portions of your day doing things that don’t matter…and these are the best and most precious years of your life.

Playing video games, clicking away on facebook, and going out drinking will not help you avoid the fact that your life’s mission and your greatest potential are still waiting to be unlocked.

You aren’t alone—men everywhere are struggling.

What is happening to our brothers?



Social Support

Without mentors or the right friend groups and connections, men feel isolated.

  • Of those who died by suicide in 2013, 77.9% were male
  • A study by the New England Research Institute found that 28% of women but only 9% of men report they can rely on friends for support, and men were 2.5 times more likely than women to lack social supports
  • 13.2% of boys are diagnosed with ADHD
  • 93.3% of US inmates are male

Health

Nationwide, we are facing a health crisis of epic proporations. Eating poor foods and failure to exercise regularly creates low self-esteem, reduced energy levels, and higher risk of disease.



Nationwide
0%
of men are considered overweight





Academics

Finding your purpose in life is not an easy task, and our education system which has remained virtually unchanged for 100 years isn’t helping.

  • Only 59% percent of first-time college students graduate within 6 years
  • Average debt levels for all graduating seniors with student loans rose to $29,400 in 2012
  • Boys earn 70 percent of Ds and Fs and fewer than half of the As

Media Consumption

Video games, porn, TV…none of it is real. Yet, so many men spend their lives in the digital worlds, avoiding reality.

  • Today, 8-18 year-olds devote an average of 7 hours and 38 minutes (7:38) to using entertainment media across a typical day (more than 53 hours a week)
  • Young men will play 10,000 hours of video games by 21
  • Men ages 18-34 play even more video games than those 12-17
  • About 68% of young adult men watch porn at least once a week
  • 63% of adult men have looked at pornography at least one time while at work in the past 3 months

 



Why is this happening?

Men lack inspiration.

For so many today, the real world is simply…boring. There isn’t enough about our regular job or schoolwork to inspire us to our full potential. The world seems like a dull, uninteresting place that pales next to the excitement of video games, porn, and TV. It’s time to change all that.

What if we treated our real lives like an epic movie or video game?

What if we became the heroes of our own story?

What if we banded together to break through the social isolation of our time to build something amazing together…a group of modern superheroes?

Welcome to SPEAR.

We can create a world where men achieve personal excellence, demonstrate selfless service, and do something that matters in life. That begins with us.


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