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Old 04-29-2018, 06:25 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Perhaps if Belle had looked past to two imposing, hostile, and abusive leading men she would have noticed the smart, productive, but quiet man in town that actually shared some of her interests and would have shown kids how to have a healthy relationship. But once again it's find the biggest and richest and try to change him. "He only locks her up sometimes" is not an acceptable trait.

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Perhaps if Belle had looked past to two imposing, hostile, and abusive leading men she would have noticed the smart, productive, but quiet man in town that actually shared some of her interests and would have shown kids how to have a healthy relationship. But once again it's find the biggest and richest and try to change him. "He only locks her up sometimes" is not an acceptable trait.
Yeah, agreed, but that's not how human nature is. Women like the domineering ones and the challenge to bring that person under their control. It's how women gain power and influence.

My experience is women who are most outgoing, flirtatious and attractive generally gravitate toward the domineering men. They simply aren't attracted to guys who like to watch Gilmore Girls and knit.

We are descended of a violent past, and being influential and confronting physical threats are what protected the women and children.

I kinda think modern society is depressed and obese partially due to our success in feminizing men. 40% of US women are not just overweight, but obese. It's like they have given up on being attractive to men, and likewise, men have given up on pursuing a woman by not developing strength of character.
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How about obese and obnoxious women that insist they are hot?

John Eldredge calls the modern man "Domesticated."
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How about obese and obnoxious women that insist they are hot?

John Eldredge calls the modern man "Domesticated."
Yeah, the whole "beautiful the way you are" movement is garbage. That's like me saying I'm attractive being "domesticated". Wild at Heart resonates with my personality.

I'm not saying we should loathe ourselves or ridicule others, only that things within our control which can be improved should not be given up on.

"Love yourself" is the right mindset. It has to be followed with "act like you love yourself", which requires effort.
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I took a global health class at Arizona State and we needed to read a short article on fat acceptance and then nine longer ones on things that mean people are intolerant of, such as:

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Jerks!

I thoroughly enjoyed "Wild at Heart," it helped me understand why so many women say they just want a nice guy, but they insist on dating jerks--they lie to themselves!

They want Prince Charming. Nobody describes Prince Charming as "nice.'
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My experience is women who are most outgoing, flirtatious and attractive generally gravitate toward the domineering men. They simply aren't attracted to guys who like to watch Gilmore Girls and knit.
The problem there is that is not simply one or the other. There are a lot of domineering men out there who, when it comes right down to it, are basically lily-livered wussies if faced with anyone as strong as they are.
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The problem there is that is not simply one or the other. There are a lot of domineering men out there who, when it comes right down to it, are basically lily-livered wussies if faced with anyone as strong as they are.
Men aren't as brave and awesome as they let on, and women's lips aren't that red in real life. We live for fantasy, not reality.
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Going back a bit, the worst part of having kids was knowing that some day I'd have to see the prequels with them. We got through them in a marathon and quickly moved on to the real movies to get the bad taste out of our mouths.
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the worst part of having kids was knowing that some day I'd have to see the prequels with them. We got through them in a marathon and quickly moved on to the real movies to get the bad taste out of our mouths.
Even worse than watching the movies is that they might like the prequels better, or worst of all, like Jar Jar the best.

There is a small chance that my first child is born today. I'll try my best to steer her towards the light side.

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