Living (?) Life’s Corrosive Lie (November 18, 2019)

. . .

W        “I am impressed that the guys don’t give it a second thought.”

M         “What did they probably not give a first thought?”

W         “[Male Name].”

M         “I had a feeling.  Glad you brought it up.  They don’t give it a second thought because they don’t give it a first thought.  They don’t even suspect.”

W         “No.  You can’t be serious.  It’s so obvious.  Within minutes of meeting [Female Name] at their Christmas Party, we shared a knowing nod from across the room.  The threat level from “[Male Name]” is instinctively and palpably less than other males.  And how could a doctor, a lawyer and a college professor not know?  Are they oblivious?”

M         “A male doctor, a male lawyer and a male college professor.  They are members of the oblivious gender, so yes they are perforce oblivious.  You’re a member of the smart gender, they are members of the not-so smart gender.  He spends each waking moment in hiding and living a lie.  It can’t be allowed to be revealed or even suspected.  Tragic and sad.”

W         “Half of us are not fooled.”

M         “Obliviousness can serve a positive good.”

. . .

. . .

W        “You noticed that I noticed that you noticed that I waited a few second before turning and smiling.  ‘He was a man’s man.’  The chant and mantra of the celebration of his life.  And half of them were clueless about the absolute truth of what he was saying about him.”

M         “He took it to his grave.  I sometimes wonder if it did not slowly cripple and corrode and kill him.”   

. . .

[See the e-commentary at “The Big Decision (December 13, 2010)” and “Less Government Regulation Series: Love and Marriage (May 19, 2008)”.]

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Live and let die.  Really?

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