Published: Monday, May 13 2013 5:45 p.m. MDT
When a people run out of things to do, or more likely the things they would like
to do, they might often just take a nap. At least that is the way it is with
me. The good thing about the nap is that it makes the time go by and brings me
closer to the things I like, like food. But if there were not food, waking up
might not be such a good thing. If our economy and the world takes
away the things we like to do, we might opt for the permanent nap.
how can men be victms when feminists have cornered that marketits so
confusing for politically correct fundamentalists when facts do not match dogma
re: Counter IntelligenceDon't you mean feminists & every
other demographic group except white males?
Looking at the CDC statistics, the real question here is why are so many Utahans
killing themselves? Utah men appear to be killing themselves at twice the rate
of California men, and Utah women appear to be killing themselves at three times
the rate of California women. What's going on over there?
The culture is the main factor Wastintime. As one approaching the
big 5-0 and living in the predominant culture of this state, there is a lot of
pressure to be a provider, great father, do your church callings, be successful
in life, spend more time with your kids, read your scriptures, serve others etc.
etc. All of these are fine things. But when the economy seems to attack all of
this and make life difficult to find that time, energy or resources, I think men
often feel inadequate. Also, the society in general seems to value mene less and
less. Women have some similar issues in the culture but often their own singular
issues that come from the culture. Also, women in Utah generally have more
children and in this economy, that is stressful in itself.There are
a lot of economic pressures along with unique cultural pressures that put a lot
of pressure on both men and women in the Utah culture.
I can't imagine being a Middle Aged White guy, college educated, seeing your life's career be outsourced to India or China, your
entire life's savings vaporize in the bush recession, Jobless rates
higher because companies would rather hire a 20's something with no wife,
no kids, and still living at home with Mom and Dad becasue he'll take
$10.50 per hour,...and a Utah culture that still believes Middle
Aged college educated LDS Women with grown-up children can still stay home and
be keep being a home-maker for nobody while expecting her husband to earning
more than ever before on a salary 50% of what he made dcades ago, has
anything to do with it?!
The "Utah culture" is good at guilt. You can never do enough, there will
always be more home teaching, more scripture reading you didn't get to,
whatever calling, an imperfect family... When do we feel good about ourselves? I
guess we're saving that for the next life huh?And people are
starting to feel the need to walk 20 miles to the temples as a spiritual
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