For Gus Worland, life completely changed with one phone call.
Standing on a golf course, he received a call from a friend. “Angus is dead,” was all he heard. “Angus is dead.”
He couldn’t comprehend what had happened, and later he was told his friend Angus had taken his own life. Worland describes his friend as “the most charismatic, charming, funny, successful man in my life, a guy who was financially stable, good looking and healthy as an ox.”
For the life of him, he couldn’t understand why it had happened.
That was until he thought about masculinity, and the fact certain topics just aren’t discussed between men. Vulnerability isn’t shown, and stoicism is valued. While he had talked to Angus frequently, they hadn’t discussed the important things. Not the truly important things.