If anybody wonders what brought this rant on….it is a family situation resulting from the fact that I have been effectively disenfranchised from my own children over the last 9 or 10 years…
In the last ten years, I have been (in no particular order) lied to, manipulated, used, led on, scorned, despised and rejected by women – no great difference there. So are many, if not most men. Some women would say the reverse is true of men…..
Men are straightforward creatures. They know what they want, and go directly for it. If they disagree, then (for the most part!) they have it out and move on….
Women on the other hand – partly because they may have been taught to be this way from a young age – are more devious in their approach. They often do not say exactly what they want, but expect people to understand them anyway. When they disagree they often do not move on from their grievances.
Remember these are generalisations!
After a lengthy period without a woman in my life, I don’t know that they have much to offer that can’t be achieved without them. Even children can be "begotten" in these so-called enlightened times, without the need for inter-sexual relations.
Company and comradeship can be found if you wish to search for it. Affection, if that is what you yearn for – and certainly stability and security. However one can find these in either sex. Indeed they are often lacking in many long term relationships. I have often found a friendship with women in a relationship with other women is easier to maintain, with no "expectations" on either side. Maybe Plato was not so far away from the truth when he espoused what we call platonic relationships…?
There is a life to live. I intend to live it. I suspect I am too cynical now to easily find a partner. I shall follow the path of least resistance and live as an "independent person." At least I shan’t feel quite so "despised and rejected."