In the last post we met BuenaVista’s acquaintance. Here is the description of her career.
is a senior NGO manager, and travels to exotic locales around the world to “enhance” electoral processes. Next job: Burma.
Her career is a phony, tax-funded moral narcissism thing.
Apparently it is one of those jobs just filled with do-goodness. Probably she contributes little, if any, net benefit to mankind. However she undoubtedly basks in the glory of the awesomeness of what she does. Probably most of her friends and co-workers tell her so. The question is, does she believe all of the praise?
And the answer is probably yes. For to doubt it would cause her entire world view to crumble. And if this happened, she could not work at the NGO any more, for one must be a believer in good standing. Perhaps her friends would abandon her. She has much riding on her world view.
Now consider her reaction to BuenaVista’s suggestion,
And incidentally, I asked her, after she stopped crying at one point, if she ever considered going out with guys who didn’t write for magazines or work for the government or prosecute social justice or all the rest of it. Both she and my date (not exaggerating) were stunned. What the fuck did I mean?
“You know, what about a guy who owns five health clubs and has a house on the Outer Banks. What about a guy who has five crews framing houses and likes to fish on his old Bertram. Those kind of guys.”
“Oh, I don’t have anything in common with them.”
“But you might have desire for them.”
“I can’t imagine.”
“Wouldn’t you rather be married to someone you desire sexually?”
“I’m so over that.”
So we have a desperate woman who hit the wall three years ago in a state of panic who can’t properly fund her own old age who just wants to be a SAHM mom, not that that means she’s going to do housework mind you that’s so patriarchal, and the idea of being with a man who doesn’t get invited to the White House Correspondents Dinner is beyond the pale.
To accept what BuenaVista suggests is direct challenge to her world view. That is why she cannot accept it. And this is probably why she will continue down the same path, with correspondingly poor results.
Moral of the story — Be careful with where your worldview leads.
P.S. I have had World Views — Part I ruminating in my head for a while now. It will be coming out soon.