There was this item I came across with the blaring headline "WOMEN ARE BETTER: AND HERE ARE THE REASONS WHY". It asserted we look better longer, hooray for estrogen, and that we are smarter!!!?? It claimed that higher numbers of women were enrolled in undergraduate and graduate studies. Yeah! confirmation. We suspected it, but now here it is, in black and white before my very own eyes.
Finally, every debate between guys and girls regarding the "weaker sex" has been eradicated.
I had imagined witty repartee at family gatherings where the men outnumber the women, and of course party banter when some little nugget could be thrown in to heighten the fun.
But fun for who?
The writing was not as tongue in cheek as I first imagined. The statistics,charts and bullet point presentation was very cold and analytical.
Most of the stats involved longevity and quality of life issues.
The levity was lifted.
We live longer, yes we know. But how is quality of life defined when the partner you wanted to shuffle off into the sunset with, left you to shuffle alone.
My dream was both of us rocking in matching rocking chairs, (not necessarily in unison) on a porch somewhere, anywhere.
In this time of new beginnings, a wish for all is to enjoy our time together with our loved ones.
And women, since we are cuter and smarter, we can encourage our men to take better care of themselves, we do have our ways.
A few things:
SLOW DOWN, WHILE DRIVING.
TRY TO TALK ABOUT YOUR PROBLEMS MORE, (easier said than done).
ATTEMPT TO CUT THAT HARD AS HELL TO STOP HABIT: SMOKING, DRINKING TO EXCESS, AND DRUGGING.
EAT BETTER, we can all use that one.
SEE YOUR DOCTOR MORE OFTEN.
All of this will be said with love and a mininum of preaching, that one directed squarely at me.
Let's not make resolutions, so discouraging when they aren't achieved, instead let's work on our life's hopes and dreams.
It's so much better to do it together.