Tuesday, July 05, 2005
Man A) I mask my seething hormones with intellect, wit, or some other ego-maniacal trait that portrays confidence but is really fear actualized in the form of over-compensation, and with this puffy poo-poohead of mine I convince myself that no woman in my sphere possesses all the qualities that are requisite in my future wife, and will therefore play the field looking for ways to throw her outta the game prematurely on even the smallest infraction; or
Man B) I abandon my seething hormones and pour myself into the Lord's work, where I soon learn how to fast for 6 days straight, but quickly forget how to talk to a girl, much less connect with her in any intimate way like a normal person, and hope they don't notice that my libido is on permanent sabbatical while I turn in my home teaching report three weeks early.
I think the fact that I limit men to two categories probably means I'm slightly bitter, not to mention ignorant. Perhaps bitterness breeds ignorance. I just better stop there.
Anyone else wanna weigh in? Spare me the lectures, I know I'm wrong for writing this. I'm asking for fellow sympathizers looking to vent!
Personally, I think most of the men are repressed at this point, and/or are looking for a smart gorgeous model that will put away all that stuff and just alwaya agree with him and be there to do his bidding and make him babies.
I can be bitter too sometimes:) we all can. I just maintain some hope deep down.
Also, I think that they have deep-seated issues that they won't deal with.
Also, I think an impure thought or two (as in, wow, she is very attractive. perhaps i'd like to kiss her) would do them some good in the repression department.
Also, I think sometimes they either idealize and put woman on stupid pedastals, or they just don't know how to appreciate woman in general (like, as actual people with things to contribute) at all.
Wow, see what happens when you open up the comments to ranting and venting. I promise I don't think these things all the time and that they are gross generalizations that do have exceptions.
Also, I will shut up now.
I have to represent for the men here. Represent for the priesthood.
I have to agree for the most part.
Of course, if girls weren't so darn confusing.
I'm watching "My Fair Lady" Right now. I believe this problem does go back a few years though. (Watch the song "Why can't a woman be more like a man", and "If you Let a Woman in Your life" to understand Bachelors)
I'm a dating LDS male, but
1) It would take me a while to make it through the entire Female LDS spectrum
2) I am already labeled a commitment phobe.
Miss Hass: Thanks for the back up! But we must press forward and thwart the evil bitter bug that infiltrates. Nothing is more unsexy than a woman with a big chip. I love your positive "Man C" contribution; he's gotta be out there somewhere, right? Like a dangerous species flying from tree to tree in the Congo. Or a Bigfoot sighting. Which is more likely?
Chris: THANK YOU for your comment! I'd love to hear more of your thoughts, if you'd care to share.
Kell: Good seeing you last night. I'm going to go read your post right now.
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