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originally posted by: TheBadCabbie
Just to be clear to everyone, the perspective I represented in the rant is not my present perspective, though I have had that perspective I presented in the rant in the past. I sympathize with those guys. I'm okay. Just because I don't chase women doesn't mean I don't meet or connect with women, I just don't actively pursue relationships with women as I might have in the past.
I think social and cultural changes happen slowly and incrementally over time, so that was just a drop in the bucket contribution. More of a message to women who have left these men who possess qualities they claim to desire standing aside when some braggart guy comes along. Don't be fooled ladies. I am fine, I will be fine. I have long since moved beyond this mind trap.
You could say I'm a MGTOW, but I think of it more as having a zen approach. I prefer to accept what the universe offers to me, which it turns out is actually a lot if you are willing to be patient and observant. I'm a lover and a gentleman, that's who I am. If that means I don't always get all the girls, I'm okay with that. I don't have to get all the girls, I'd honestly prefer to just get the right girls for me anyway. I don't have to pretend to be something I'm not or overcompensate for my insecurities to do it.
I do have a tendency to sabotage my relationships, and that does concern me. I'm aware of it though, and I'm working on it, so I'm probably doing better than most people with that kind of problem. If anyone wants to help, you should look up that thread and read the horror story, see if you can offer some insight there. This rant doesn't represent where I am emotionally anymore, it's just a perspective I've had in the past. A perspective I thought it important to share.
I do appreciate everyone's input though, and there may be readers who will benefit from your wisdom, so thanks again to everyone for sharing.
originally posted by: Hewhowaits
Many women love assh#les. I have three daughters, all of them were mesmerized by what I call "Tall, dumb, and cocky". .
You would think they would see it coming. Then again, maybe that's really what they were in the market for in the first place, whether they were aware of it or not.
I'm not just this wall flower quiet guy either. I tend to be pretty stream of consciousness about it, just depending on what I feel like doing at the time. Sometimes I'm very outgoing, at others very reserved.
People can do what they want, I don't hate them for it, I just thought it was remarkable enough to be thread worthy. I've seen it happen a number of times over the years, and it was one of those things that used to blow my mind a little.