Over at Dalrock’s, Commenter Micha Elyi states,
Being a “genetic celebrity” is what Dr. Warren Farrell calls this in his book Why Men Are the Way They Are. The large majority of females do enjoy a period of celebrity-like treatment from many, if not most, of the people around them. They don’t do anything of their own volition to earn it, they just look young and pretty and female. It’s genetic. The counterpart young man experiences nothing like this, any attention he gets he must earn. He’s a genetic groupie.
Genetic celebrityhood explains a lot about female behavior; a few examples: how common magical thinking is among females, the Princess Attitude of entitlement, the female expectation that she’ll be rescued when she’s in a jam, and how angry so many females are when their genetic celebrityhood passes (just look around you and see how upset females are when they discover they’ve aged into being “sexually invisible” as the expression goes–“Welcome to my world, Buttercup” is the response every man could give her).
Genetic celebrityhood, I believe, explains the female fascination with royalty of almost every kind, from Princess Di to Disney Princesses. Other expressions of the “I’m really a Princess!” internal urge so common to females is the Secret Identity (e.g., Hannah Montana, Part-Time Pop Star!; Sabrina the Teen-age Witch; Mia Thermopolis from The Princess Diaries) and especially common, the Secret Special Power (e.g., Buffy the Vampire Slayer and now Rey of the Disney Star Wars).
In our modern age most women think of themselves as deserving of attention and success in life just based on growing up into a woman…
I think this is not new, I believe it has always been the case. However, our modern mass media has found pandering to this female weakness very profitable because females make up the largest portion of the TV audience, so the mass media through popular entertainment is feeding this female tendency and virtually all females are responding. It’s grown pathological.
Yes, this does summarize the situation; and rather well at that. First, let us consider where this untrammeled behavior will lead. Short answer — off of a cliff. Longer answer — Here is a list
- Unmotivated men
- Suicidal Men
- Lonely Women
- Poor environments for children to grow up in
- Shallow women
- Entitled bitchy women
- Your ideas here
Well, to be honest, I did not see too much that is good up there. The “whys” of this list are left to another post. Yet, all that it takes is a little imagination to see how all of these bad outcomes (and more) can result; and if you can’t, please let us know in the comments; somebody will help you out.
But let us consider what was done in times past in an attempt to stop these afflictions from occurring. From growing up watching the last vestiges of these attempts, I believe I know the basic principles. It was a two pronged effort, centered on humility and service.
First humility. My sisters were taught to be humble in the face of the Lord. It starts with the fact that most people are not as awesome as they think that they are (ego protection and all that), and that goes double for young ladies. A dose of humility can do good for most everybody; it can keep you from making bad decisions, wasting time on ego building activities, etc. What is not to like? Some much so in fact, that I will soon write a post about this subject only.
But apparently the modern world believes that there is much to dislike. Modern children (especially girls) are marinated in self-esteem. This is probably the worst thing that one could do; for it cheapens real accomplishments (mainly a boys perspective). And with respect to girls, it squashes any attempts to instill humility.
Now let us consider service. That is, service to the family, service to the community, etc. This was used to “ground” women in reality, to not allow them raise themselves up too high. For to serve someone, is to be connected to them (not necessarily below them, and not necessarily above them). A Medical Doctor serves his patient, a garage collector serves the resident; prestige does not matter so much in service. Furthermore, service gave girls/women useful things to do so that they would not have time for ego elevation. The evil Patriarchy was kind of good about that.