Tuesday, June 13, 2006

"Your Ticket is no longer valid"

I understand that many healthy younger women can be attracted to older successful men. That is the traditional perogative of alpha male status and has deep evolutionary roots. Though younger women are usually relegated to the role of "mistress" rather than "wife", I can see how an older, successful person would succumb to the attentions of an easy younger admirer as an accoutrement to their success. Who am I to criticize Heidegger and Arendt?

However, it cracks me up when aging, unsuccessful and emotionally immature men -- men who've devoted their entire lives to studying twenty year old women -- think it is impressive when they maintain tortured and monogamous relationships with slightly damaged younger women. People settle into relationships with their emotional peers, and it is a simple fact that being emotionally stultified makes it easier for them to find common ground with people who lack life experience. In many cases, a younger girlfriend is a red-flag about a lack of psychological development -- something to be embarrassed about, and nothing you would want to flaunt.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you mean, "maintain a series of tortured monogamous relationships with slightly damaged progressively younger women"?

Or do you mean, "maintain a tortured monogamous relationship with a slightly damaged much younger woman"?

8:19 AM  

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