Monday, June 23, 2008

Insecurities


I am watching an episode of Two and a Half Men, and an interaction between Charlie and one of his girlfriends made me realize how insecure all of us are. All it takes is criticism from the opposite sex to derail the ego of even the most confident among us. Every guy I know has heard a girl tell him that his ego is fragile, brittle even. Wait, there are books written about how to preserve a man's ego. I think it's time that someone calls it like it is - women have brittle egos too. The difference is, they don't lash out immediately like men do; women just become insecure, and begin to harbor prejudice towards the ego-basher, until one day, it all spews out.

Freud had one thing right though - men gravitate towards women that are like their mothers, and women gravitate towards men that are like their fathers, regardless of whether they like their mothers or fathers respectively. It's something we don't have any control over, because like them or hate them, our parents are our first role models, so sub-consciously, we derive comfort in the familiar...

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