|Chuck Brown by Tim O'brien|
So, I was about to take on the enormity of the task of confronting, and writing about these earth shaking issues, when as fate would have it...one of the greatest and most heroic figures of all the internets, Boxxy aka Catie Wayne, made a video that touched on some of the things which I wanted to talk about.
|Boxxy (aka Catie Wayne) in her new video "Oh, Swoon" via http://youtube.com/anewhopeee|
Well, this new "Boxxy" video is on her youtube channel "anewhopeee" (with 3 e's), so it is more a Catie Wayne video, than a Boxxy video. But as Lord Throckmorton Fungusleaves would say, "That is neither here, nor there." Anywho, enough of my mindless chuntering, here's the video:
In this new video Boxxy or Catie is "hit on" by a pick up artist, and Catie wonders aloud why any female would fall for such brazenly obscene over confidence, or succumb to such obnoxious tactics. But as women obviously do everyday, Catie expresses how perplexed she is by this...
But these "players" throw the whole romantic eco-system out of whack, as too many members of Catie's gender mistake the desire of these douche nozzles to get into their pants, for actual interest in them as a person. This leads to heartbreak for both the women, and for the guy's in their life who actually do care about them as a person, but got out maneuvered by some overly aggressive, smooth talking bozo.
I know they say, all's fair in love and war... but just wanting someone to use them, or prove you can get them, is not love. For at least a generation now, the corporate media has fed us this mentality, that "greed is good", "look out for number one"...just see what you want and TAKE IT!...We've been sold the philosophy that we are not all on the same team working towards a common goal...there are "winners" and "losers" in life, and if you happen to be a "loser", well HAHAHAHA, sucks to be you! It is the prevalence of this boorish mentality, which has led many to believe that no one truly cares about each other, there is no such thing as love...and that's just the way it is.
Or is it?
|"The Only Exception" Paramore and Hayley Williams|
My favorite Hayley Williams and/or Paramore song of all time, is "The Only Exception" because I don't think there is really another song in existence that deals with the exact subject matter that this song does...or at least deals with it so effectively.
In this video, because of different experiences in her life, Hayley Williams loses her faith in "love."
|"Love is giving someone the power to hurt you terribly." (creator Matt Ian)|
She is resigned to being alone if necessary, rather than submit herself to what seems like the inevitable heartache that comes in a world where "love does not exist."
|Hayley Williams in a scene from "The Only Exception"|
|Charlie Brown by Charles M. Schulz|
This video is also uplifting, because the guy was able to win Hayley's heart for all the right reasons. Her character in the video was able to see through the fog of all the heartbreak and misfortune she had experienced in life, to the realization that here was a good person that really loved her for who she was, and would always be there for her. And luckily, she realizes this before it's too late and she throws it all away...
But this kind of thing only happens in Hayley Williams' music videos. In, real life, nice guys finish last.
|"what happened to liking guys for their personalities" ~ (by an unknown genius)|
But there is a glimmer of hope if you are one of these "nice guys." The latest scientific research shows there has been a recent paradigm shift that may be in your favor. SEE 'Alpha Males' Less Interesting To Women During Recession, Study Suggests or also read, Nerds & Nerdettes where Jax of http://raviolisandwaterworks declares "Nerds are in!" I don't know if I really buy the explanation of the first article, that the recession has to do with women's taste in men suddenly shifting. If anything, perhaps tough economic times has made us all become less superficial, and focus on what's really important in life. Well, whatever the reason, if it's true it may be a positive development for "nice guys", but also for the progress of the human species in general.
But make no mistake about it. For most of us, finding our soul mate in life is an utterly gargantuan task. In other words...finding someone who loves us for who we are, and will reciprocate the love and affection that we feel for them... In regards to finding that person, we may ask ourselves,..."IS SUCH A THING EVEN POSSIBLE?"
|Giorgio Tsoukalos: "IS SUCH A THING EVEN POSSIBLE?"|
Let's hope that such a thing IS possible. Though honesty compels me to report, it doesn't seem to happen very often. Oliver Wendell Homes said, “Most of us go to our grave with our music still inside us." This reality is a hard pill to swallow. It would be nice if at some point, some powerful force would pick us up, and shake us out of our doldrums...
|"Most of the problems in life..." created by an unknown genius|
However, with no guarantee this will happen. How do we TAKE ACTION? How do we transform the hero we can envision ourselves to be in our imaginations...into a hero of actuality.
|"pretending to be a hero" ~ (created by an unknown genius)|
Luckily, I have done a great deal of research, and have developed a comprehensive strategy to deal with these problems...
STEP 1: Assemble a panel of experts to do some brainstorming.
|"NO ONE can rustle the triumverate" Bill Nye version|
STEP 2: Give up on assembling a panel of experts, for they have better things to do apparently.
STEP 3: Well...I did find some good advice on the internets about this subject I am writing about to you today.
One of these bits of advice, did involve a step by step process, by which one of us poor lonely slobs, could win the girl of our dreams. It begins with common sense proclamations like (now, i'm paraphrasing) "get out of the house", "go to where the girls are", "stop being afraid of failure", "stop making excuses", "stop being so sad, and cheer the f--- up!"...
|Invader Zim: "I'm sad because..." ~ created by madcat124 @ deviantART|
The step by step process devised by this unknown helper of the sad, broken hearted, and lonely, involves the romantic tactic of finding a female that seems somewhat receptive, and then spending a Gorillion dollars, on a ginormous gift for her.
|"girl advice" ~ (creator unknown)|
It seems like a pretty good idea (not that I know what the hell I am talking about), but I can't very well use this idea now that I'm writing about it (that would be tacky). Besides, I have tried it before (sort of), and the gift ended up getting stolen. I can't very well keep buying Gorillion dollar gifts, or I will go bankrupt...
Which leads me to my next, bit of advice...
|"Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills." ~ Napoleon Dynamite (tumbling around tumblr)|
These words of wisdom come from an unlikely source, but they are OH SO TRUE. "Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills," Napoleon Dynamite. In other words, find what you are good at, and become the absolute best at it. Then when you have "great skills", perhaps then you will also have a great self image...and then perhaps, you will also have a great job, and a great career. Then when you have all of these things, you can win the girl of your dreams, and buy her as many expensive gifts as you want! Not that we should want people to like us for superficial reasons, but attaining confidence in ourselves, and self-respect, are the first steps in becoming the person we should be. Then when we become the person we should be, we will have have "the skills" to find the person we are meant to be with. Get "great skills", and all follows from that.
Well, we could stop this tale here... a perfect place to stop the show...but NO...we press further.
Acquiring "skills" is not easy...and neither is finding our soul mate. So, there are many cold, hard days we will be tempted to give up. But we must do our darndest not to give in to this temptation. See the video below...
In this famous boxing scene from the movie "Cool Hand Luke", we see the indomitable spirit of Luke, played by actor Paul Newman. Luke gets beaten badly, but he wins the respect of the other prisoners because of his refusal to give up. We may not in this life, win the respect of the world, but perhaps if we do not give up, we will win the respect of the people who matter.
|"Why won't you stay down?" gif (created by Zac Gorman)|
It may seem unfair, that it is necessary for some of us to engage in such a titanic struggle to find someone who will love us unconditionally...
|"Child and Cactus" ~ (created by an unknown genius)|
|Bob Marley quote|
Here in the closing scene of the original "Rocky", Rocky loses the big fight, but wins Adrian's heart...and isn't that what it's all about?
God bless you all,... and please remember to support your local zoo.
|"Jimmy the cat" (found on the internets)|