Wednesday, June 08, 2005

The Hybrid Man

I read a story this afternoon about the "Hybrid Man" and I must say, that this is a load of crap!

"We are watching the birth of a hybrid man. ... Why not put on a pink-flowered shirt and try out a partner-swapping club?" asked Le Louet, stressing that the study had focused on men aged between 20 and 35.

I agree that there is no reason for men to not be emotional or infallible but what is this crap about swingers clubs? Is it so hard to be in a committed relationship with one person? Or is this crap just an excuse by French fashionistas to try to justify their decadent lifestyles.

Maybe I am in the minority, but I don't think that's the case. There seems to be an overwhelming push by media types to advocate lifestyles that are contrary to traditional moral values under the guise of promoting individuality and freedom. But I believe that this is a disingenuous attempt to prop up what traditionalists would call immoral or unacceptable behavior.

Why is monogamy viewed as a negative to these people? Is it that these Hybrid Men are so enlightened that they see that there is no need to be committed to one person? I tend to think it is actually insecurity and jealousy of not being emotionally capable of committing to one person for the rest of one's life. And that is just sad. I believe in Love and that when you have found the right person, there is no one else in the world that can satisfy you emotionally or physically. That's not to say that there wouldn't be thoughts of experiences with others, but to engage in such activities would devalue the original relationship. I know a lot of people that think that they could engage in that behavior, but given the opportunity causes them to have a natural guilty reaction. In my opinion, anyone who wouldn't feel guilty does not have enough of a moral and psychological grounding to experience true Love in the first place. They are only capable of shallow and baseless relationships. To me that's not a hybrid of anything...that's just sad.

2 comments:

57 Reedy said...

Wes,
Well said. I agree 100%. As you know, I,ve been maried to my only wife for 24 years. (Remember our 23rd aboard the Conquest???) I could never cheapen our relationship be cheating on her. I sure wouldn't like it happening to me. I made her a promise and I'll keep it. Yea, I know, the Last Boy Scout". I actually was a boy scout and have deep rooted convictions regarding their creed and promise.
Why not?
Keep up the insightful humor!
Karl R.

Klem said...

Hear Hear! I'm 100% with you Wes. We must not Lower our Sights.