Over at Red Pill GIrl’s, commenter Alan Kardec states,
I’ve been reading Dennis Preager’s book “Happiness is a Serious Problem.” There a number of aspects of it that apply to Vixen, The Red Pill and to the current state of male female relations. Here’s one, chosen mostly because I just read it:
“… there is a ‘secret to happiness’– and it is gratitude. All happy people are grateful, and ungrateful people cannot be happy. We tend to think that it is being unhappy that leads people to complain, but it is truer to say that it is complaining that leads people to becoming unhappy. Become grateful and you will become a much happier person.
Because gratitude is the key to happiness, anything that undermines gratitude must undermine happiness. And nothing undermines gratitude as much as expectations. There is an inverse relationship between expectations and gratitude: The more expectations you have, the less gratitude you will have. If you get what you expect, you will not be grateful for getting it.
… Most of us are grateful for anything we have only after we are threatened with losing it–because then we no longer expect to have it.
Gratitude, the most important component of happiness, is largely dependent upon receiving what we do not expect to receive. That is why, for example, when we give children so much that they come to expect more and more, we actually deprive them of the ability to be happy– because they have less and less gratitude.”
That last paragraph is mostly unnecessary but it focuses the issue. Possibly if you have not learned gratitude (through any number of life lessons) you are also still a child.
After you’ve been around for awhile you should be grateful just to see daylight each morning … but that attitude seems to be dwindling.\
Being grateful for all that you have can be a very attractive quality for the opposite sex. Firstly, a true attitude as such makes you happier, and people normally want to be around happier people. Furthermore, it no doubt helps you see things better for what they are, which can be useful.
All of this is probably more important for the gal than the guy. Men are on the lookout for women who are demanding, who are not satisfied. Once they find them, they keep on moving. For no man want to yoked to such a women; they may work to please, and never get respect or appreciation. Perhaps in the olden days, men might have been more naive about such women; but these days all men have seen them in action and know what to look for. Once again, women (and men) should be genuinely grateful for all that they have.