Men & Women


It is almost correctly said that Men are from Mars and Women from Venus. But the truth is that both were created on and for the Earth. They just need to learn to deal with it. With the evolution of nature, and the advent of civilization, they deviated from the ultimate purpose of complimenting each other. Instead they attempt to make a self sufficient ‘world of their own’. Had Adam and Eve refrained from taking a bite of the Forbidden Apple, it might still have been feasible. But under current circumstances, it seems pretty impossible for either covey to take the other down. There is just way too much fraternizing.
Since the beginning of time, the human society has been dominated by physical power, and therefore, been patriarchal. Women have been restricted to the house and used as ornamentation, be it in the Western Civilizations like The Romans and The Greeks or the ancient Indian Civilizations. “Woman was taken out of man; not out of his head to top him, nor out of his feet to be trampled underfoot, but out of his side to be equal to him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be loved.”. This is one of the best things ever written. It may appear so, but neither the sister’s of Eve nor their descendants are weak. History provides evidence that whenever (although rarely) a woman has risen to power, she has made her opponent bite the dust.
As a representative of the female clan, I am somewhat reluctant to admit that on several occasions I am compelled to believe that perhaps the other sex is the better one. But it isn’t a child’s play to win ‘The Battle of the Sexes’.
As women, we have high expectations but low certitude, high perseverance but lower complacency. Women can be well described as a cheval glass, clear yet deceptive. Lucid and lustrous superficies encompass a core of compassion, affection and great endurance. We have the magic wand to add perk and hue to even the most indolent and livid things around. We are armed with our extraordinary instinct and skills of extrapolation. We can let out smoke even without a flare. Our eyes reflect our mind, but men lack the dexterity to comprehend it. We have a sharp foresight but such twisted thoughts that more than often its perplexing for even ourselves. ‘What A Woman Wants?’ is perhaps one of greatest inquest. Alas! The answer is still a mystery. We shun reason and logic. Window shopping, gossip and chocolates are to us as sports, computer games and beer are for men.
As men, they tend to be empirical yet impetuous, pragmatic yet idealistic. The corporeal power is well complimented by chivalrous fortitude, mighty rationale and incredible wit. Although men of this age are too preoccupied in fulfilling their worldly duties, the clandestine knightly mettle is still existent in their zeal. Men are both, Pride and Ego personified :P The right blend of all the traits makes a delectable and exquisite serving. They can be barbaric and pompous like Alexander. They can be serene and philanthropic like Buddha. They can be Gods, they can be Devils, they can be Lovers, they can be Friends. And above all they have a heart of gold. An aureate bosom shielded by a fa├žade of sarcasm and humor. They might be wavering and errant, but they are equally passionate and allegiant once they ferret out their path.
Just like not all women are alike, neither are all men. According to the ‘Outgroup Homogeneity Bias’, individuals see members of their own group as being relatively more varied than members of other groups (adopted from a friend). This accounts for statements like ‘all men are the same’. However every person, man or woman, is as diverse from the entire populace as is each finger in our palm from the others. In the light of the modern times, men and women are like the two banks of a river which are parallel to each other, incomplete without each other but never merge with each other. They are as disparate as chalk and cheese but they go together like potato chips and cola.
In conclusion I agree with Santayana in saying ‘The woman's vision is deep reaching, the man's far reaching. With the man the world is his heart, with the woman the heart is her world’. It is unification and alliance of the two which has flourished the world the way it is. And perhaps it is the best :)

8 Opinions:

etymofreak said...

Holy shittt...
This is your best one. Its so balanced and holds so much poise it makes for a delectable read. Now I can no longer lie to me..I am a sexist. Dis blog has proved it beyond doubt
:P

Guria said...

Firstly, you have no idea how glad I am to find a fellow budding Scientist in Blogosphere... :)
Now I am off to read the post! :) :P

Guria said...

I think you and I said the same thing, first time I saw someone talk about it in that way. But you know in ancient India, it used to be matriarchal society, once. Not superior but where women had equal rights and were thought to be closer to God. The concept of Adam and Eve disgusts me truly. What I believe in is treating or judging people as individuals and not by genders.
And you write-up was much better. Really good. I am addicted to the way you write. I'm sure in a few days, you'll see me doing a post in your style. :P :D

The West Wind said...

Hehe I am glad you liked it.. I didnt know I had a writing style.. I will be looking forward to your post!! We both presented the same thing in different ways.. our own ways. I too belive that every individual is different.. and I personally have more guy frnds rather than girl frnds.

PS: I am very happy to know that your into science too.. usually scientists, especially biologists, hardly do anything other than science. Are you into biology too?

Guria said...

I am in Biochemistry mainly, did both my Bachelors and Masters in it. What are you doing?
And especially Blogosphere is completely filled with computer people! By the way, I have a science blog that isn't yet really fully active... now that I have found you I may ask you to co-author! ;) :D

The West Wind said...

Oh Amazing.. I did Biochemistry for Bachelors too.. now I am doing Molecular Neuroscience for Masters. I agree we are dominated by engineers and computer people aal around :P Science blog.. wow exciting.. I would love to have the opportunity to post there, afterall science is the passion I am after!!

Guria said...

Cool! Another Biochemist... I did my project in Neuroscience in Huntington's Disease. I am to do my PHD, and wish to do in Molecular Basis of Diseases, Pathogenesis and Immunology :P :P
I am adding you over in gtalk, and I may bother you too via emails... I don't let go scientists especially, biochemists (or neuroscientists) so easily. ;) :D

The West Wind said...

It would be great to be in touch with u (gmail, email watever) I accepted ur gmail invite.. arre there is no botheration. So u doing a masters now? Where did u do your studies?

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