Recently I read that Steven Hawkins, one of the greatest scientific minds of our time, thinks women are the biggest mystery ever. I agree, women are a mystery, I’m a woman and I don’t even understand the half of it, but saying women are a mystery Steve does not count as one of your greatest discoveries! Saying women are a mystery is like saying the sun is hot, of course it’s hot, everyone knows it’s hot, it’s been hot since the beginning of time. That’s why Earth is situated where it is so that we don’t all get incinerated. The same goes for women, they are a mystery, they have been a mystery from the time Shan let Loc hit her over the head and drag her to his cave (Do you really think she went unwillingly?) Or Eve tricked Adam into eating the forbidden fruit. So why on earth can something we all know is a mystery still be considered a mystery… something to think about…
No good people, the real mystery resides where everyone thinks there is no mystery and everything is cut and dry and straightforward. Yes the real mystery Steven is MEN. I have always believed that men are easy to please. There are so many formulas on what makes a man happy, from the way to his heart being through his stomach, to beer and sport being the recipe to a man’s happiness, monster truck races and entire shower free weekends and four ways to wear your boxers before you have to wash them. Yes to the untrained eye men are simple organisms with one track minds and bad hygiene, intelligent life forms but the majority are not able to fully utilise this facility right? Wrong!
You think women saying one thing and meaning another makes them complicated? Men can fully explain something and we are still left thinking “huh?” I have heard men say things like “Why don’t women ever make the first move”. Then when a woman makes the move they say “Men are hunters they don’t want to be hunted”. Men will profess their deep attraction to curvy women but turn around and marry a skinny twig! They will declare their love for natural haired women and when they have one ask her when she is going to fix her hair! Men will insist they want an independent woman and when they find one they will say she is too independent! Too independent? Are there parameters that guide independence? Isn’t independence supposed to be just that? Men are a paradox I tell you!
The only thing I know for a fact about men is that women will never be able to understand them. Men always say “nobody knows what women want” but just the other day Wikipedia blacked out because someone asked it “what do men want” Wikipedia drew a blank! I do not see men going out of their way to actually find out what women want, if we were so complex and mysterious men sure as hell haven’t noticed, or they had us figured out a long time ago and they just use the women are complicated statement to avoid having to actually give us what we want (I had never thought of that till now.. hmmm). But if you ask a woman, the quest to find out what makes a man happy has gone from hell to high water! Have you ever googled ‘What men want”? There are 6 Squillion results of suggestions of things people have tried! Google “what women want” and you will get 1 million results all referring you to a Mel Gibson movie of the same title.
Steven I am afraid I am going to have to disagree with you. Women are not the most complex mystery of the ages, yes we are a sack of irrational, angry, volatile hormones, with limited parallel parking capacity and an unlimited supply of tears that are triggered when things aren’t going our way i.e losing an argument – no, women are not a mystery we are just too intelligent for men to understand. Men on the other hand, the answers to what they want are all there clear as a bell and we all have them… its just that the answers are all wrong.
It’s a fact.