posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 10:39 AM
I only read the first several pages of this, and people seemed to be missing something, so forgive me if this stuff was stated in the second half of
All people have, for lack of better terms, a "worldly side" and a "spiritual side". The worldly side is egocentric and concerned with self, while
the spiritual side is empathic and concerned with others.
Then you also have men and women, whose brains are wired differently from the start, and since each has the two sides mentioned above, you really have
four things to contend with (male worldly, female worldly, etc.).
The worldly sides most closely correspond with what one would expect out of evolution, and the ills of the world stem from this. Here are the
mindless male drive to be on the top of the pack and the mindless female drive to make herself as desirable as possible. But then you have the
"spiritual" (again, for lack of a better term... maybe "unselfish" would be better?) side. In this the male wants to contribute via his technical
proficiency (which he probably learned during his adolescent years of mindless power-climbing) and the female wants to contribute with her empathic
insight into inter-human problems (often also learned during the adolescent game of climbing all over the less pretty ones or being persecuted
herself). Of course these are not hard and fast. Each person is different and there is much overlap. But in any case the worldly side is developed
in adolescence; the spiritual side comes later if the person has had the courage and fortitude to grow up.
The point is both men and women are capable of superficiality and selfishness, and are also capable of growing beyond that crud and finding real
For those women blaming "patriarchy" for your own lack of depth, your intellectual sincerity is belied by the fact that you stop there and do not
pursue the question further (that is, from where does patriarchy originate? etc.). In other words, it's an excuse, not the result of an honest
quest for truth. There is much that is worthy of discussion in this area (e.g. "put two animals in the woods, one is much better specialized for
meeting the survival needs of both, who do you think is going to be in charge?" - with of course women possessing the checks and balances stemming
from their sexual power over men), but as this is not a very PC topic, it takes a certain meditative calming of the ego in order to approach this
subject honestly. Which is why we never see it discussed. I'm not saying I have the correct answers, but the merely scientific question of
how things got to be the way they are seems to be taboo in our culture, due to the specter of "sexism".
Men and women are specialization. Economics shows that division of labor increases productivity, and sex is one of nature's ways of achieving this.
The sexes were meant to complement one another, not compete with one another.
So I've brought up a million different sub-topics in this short post, each of which probably could use a separate thread for in-depth analysis, but
what I mainly want to show in this post is that the issue is more complicated than the usual caricatures of "men are arrogant and stupid, women are
vapid and stupid" inter-sex slugfest. Why don't we work together and discover the laws of nature? If men are more interested in abstract systems
and modularity and how things work together, and women are more interested in inter-human relations, motives, emotions, and the psychological angle of
things, then why can we not each contribute our own strengths, whatever they may be, rather than blaming the other for lacking our particular
If a woman is more interested in the happiness and success of her 3-year-old son than in conspiracies in high places perpetrated by perpetual
adolescents that we are all powerless to stop anyway, why does that make her any less of a person? That makes no sense at all to me.
Sorry again about the dodgy rambling of this post. I have no definite answers to provide; I just want to provoke thought on some points I feel others
have failed to make.
[edit on 6-7-2010 by NewlyAwakened]