BECAUSE INTRIGUING READERS MAY WANT TO KNOW
Lovbabz, Mac, and Sherry left comments that I have been thinking about intermittently over the weekend on my ‘Mainly Random’ entry that I posted last week. I think that my mention of the movie ‘Down With Love’ and some of what I got out of it sparked a bit of reaction, judging by the aforementioned comments.
No, I don’t necessarily think that ‘all women’ have become embittered with the process of being in a relationship with a man that they are ready to adopt the advice of the Barbra Novak (Rene Zwelleger in the movie), just as not all men are as rascally as Catcher Block (Ewan McGregor’s character). But I do think that there has been a steady devaluation of romance and affection by some women, and that has led to something that I once thought may have been due to a natural consequence of aging, to now becoming adopted as model for how women regard relationships as they mature.
As far as any ‘Promise’ that a woman would make to a man as a prospective partner, I think enough of them got into their ‘Fast Car’ and kept on riding. I guess my indelicate way of generalizing in my writing leaves some to be desired. Were this taking place in a face-to-face conversation, there would be some nuance to my position that is not present in my journal. I don’t think that ‘all women’ have this ‘unlovable attitude’ just as not all men are jerks or serial a-holes. But since this is a REAL journal, I don’t always give a 360 degree opinion. The kind of connections that I hope to achieve by my journal is to reach out and make connections with understanding people and to claim my dreams. ‘Objectivity’ is optional, but occasionally, that is sometimes open to clarification.
I don't think that it is 'even' between men and women when it comes to being apathetic when it comes to participation in romance. But that is a post in itself and I will get to that later, my man!
So there may be posts like this where I take a few comments and expand upon I think was being expressed. One of the reasons I make my generalizations so broad is the ‘Auric Goldfinger Corollary’. It works like a relationship ‘Drake Equation’, with certain liberties taken for things that cannot be accounted for. And how I interpret available data for calculating the likelihood of my finding ‘that someone who IS that someone’ says the possible gain in being open to relationship is inconclusive.
Unlike some people who considered themselves a social misfit growing up, I never allowed the things that for many, makes them feel like an outcast, bother them get to me. There are moments when I look around my near empty apartment and like I would do whenever I had my own, nod to myself and say, ‘this is good’. Because, you see, for me it is.
I am going to make a fitness post tomorrow with a couple of workouts that can be implemented like, ‘right now’. You don’t need a gym to get started and I will explain why they are more effective than going to a fitness center or employing a trainer, especially for a beginner. Anywho, take it easy and try hard to keep cool! Man, I swear I can smell myself BAKING when I go outside!!