Thanks for the insightful story.
If I could add anything to it I'd say that we all should fight the urge to participate in the throw away society that we live in today, even when it
comes to friends and family and even if we were raised differently. I think those who see the problem have a responsibility to teach their loved ones
how to rebuild the morals of old. We have a responsibility to help each other see the value in working together whether it's a marriage or in other
It's almost natural today to just walk away instead of working it out and that's a terrible misfortune especially for the children. It makes it
difficult when our employers and governments encourage us to throw someone under the bus as a first resort to common setbacks.
There is an interesting history in America on how divorce became so rampant and it has it's beginnings in women's rights. There seems to be an unseen
force that is working to destroy the family today, and has been for some time. I think it has to do with doubling the workforce.
Well stated...well stated. I think the throw away society is a symptom of something else just below the surface. This is going to show up big time
when really hard economic times arrive..and it will at the rate our leadership is selling, trading, and bartering our very souls for political
I know about the divorce and the connection to the womens movements. I have also read Erin Pizzey's book..."This way to the Revolution." It is about
the early days of the womens movement in England in the 1960s. She has interviews on U tube which are an eye opener as to what was going on in the
early days and what has become of it today. Almost no one in the movement or today knows of Erin Pizzey and the early days of the movement. She
disagrees with what has become of the movement.
Not at all do I think you rambled on. I found your post to be very interesting and telling...even genuinely enlightening.
I am very glad to hear you stated that a certain necessity has reinforced your learning of certain skills and knowledge. En Route you learned a
certain independence. I think that is a good thing..to know and have. It is there to serve you anywhere you go...that kind of wisdom and experience on
which to draw. It is priceless to me. It breeds a certain type of independence and can do attitude..and I like that in a person ..male or female.
I will tell you something else..few males or females know..concerning your ability to so do to survive..to get by and handle certain situations when
others come to a complete stop.
This ability to do..to handle certain difficulties..to get by when others cannot...this frees you to come to a man for love only. The very thing so
many women claim is missing from their lives and relationships. They do not see the relationship killing effect on a man having to take more RISK to
meet her needs and ever changing wants. Particularly when this want and need is driven by a television education..peer group pressure..and children
doing the same and requiring others to take up the slack for them in getting goods and services...ie..to run touchdowns for them.
But you being able to do much of it yourself...this allows you to come to a man for love only...a rare thing in a woman.
This makes you a pearl..a real gem in a high maintenance world.
I too am very happy for my friend. Both my friend and his woman, like me, are licensed Hams and I talk to them on the radio often as they live in the
next city down the road and across the river. It is great to hear them both on the radio going about their daily business.
I clown around with her on the radio and call her "The Good Provider." Then I asked her the same thing I asked you...."You got any sisters??"
Well...nonetheless..I am happy for my friend that he finally got a good woman. They are as rare as good men nowadays.
I do like your attitude and approach...it is indeed the fight in the dog.
Oh..by the way..I too can fix cars ..up to all this computer stuff. That I am having to re learn and I am not crazy about it..but barely managing.
There is a lot of Planned design obsolescence in these new cars to keep many out of the self repair business.
By the way...I want your view and understanding about something else which concerns me.. I want to hear it from a woman's standpoint.
I am a machinist in a shipyard where we build submarines and air craft carriers..including doing nuclear work.
I am running into a lot of males today...who seem to me to be quite feminine. I say this because they are more and more the drama kind..verses going
the distance...and problem solvers..ie..thinkers. More highly emotional than that to which I am accustomed in a male. They know how to get to the
vending machines, microwaves, and to their cell phones. They cannot put these phones down for long. It is as if they are super glued to their
I am deducing that many of them have primarily had mostly females and females leadership...in their lives..not much male leadership or male examples
to follow. Not all of them mind you....but noticeably many.
They seem to know all about the gods of sports and the big screen stars ..who's who in this arena..but no or little individual thinking going on.
I am not sure I am even thinking or explaining this correctly but hope you can comprehend the outline of what I am attempting to describe here.
I look at some of these feminine guys and think to myself..wow..you guys are voters...we are in trouble!!
If this is what manhood is coming to ...we are all in trouble. I think it is going to get worse in the future.
Just some additional thoughts. What do you think??
Thanks to all for their posts,
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