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Enlightened2B wrote:Good to hear your story.
I'll be honest with you. I watched the video you posted in the other thread of the woman in NYC and frankly, I saw nothing in the slightest bit wrong with it. Yeah, ok, some of the guys were a bit sleazy, but some of them were just trying to make conversation with her. What's wrong with that? It's only our limited perspectives which love and I mean LOVE to judge how certain actions are considered right and certain actions are considered wrong. I don't understand why that's a problem? How else are men supposed to approach women, if not by breaking the ice for conversation? Consider that if men never approached women, then procreation would never take place. I understand that the video encompasses a number of men ultimately doing the same thing in a short amount of time, but that's just human nature, but most of them were mostly respectful, just trying to initiate conversation and perhaps be a little playful. There are always sleazeballs and it is what it is. I live in NYC, so I see this all of the time and maybe it's to the point where it just doesn't faze me anymore. Regardless, I think people read into this way too much and create drama about it.
Ultimately, it's easy to create drama by editing together a video of a woman walking in the city trying to be picked up by men. Sure, it looks like a woman is being harassed. However, if you take each individual 'attempted pick up' by themselves, all it comes down to is a man trying to initiate contact with a woman, regardless of whether his attentions are for sex or not. Again, some of the guys are more sleazy than others of course. This woman happened to be on the more attractive side. So, she is going to attract a larger quantity of men including more sleazeballs. Nothing wrong with that unless your own limiting beliefs claim as such.
Just my opinion.
Enlightened2B wrote:People will be people. It's part of the game of life. The ego perspective is a limited perspective, but it exists. Therefore, it is perfectly valid. If people want to enhance the concept of separation by delving into gender stereotypes, then let them. It's all good brother. We are here to experience separation. We are here to experience what it is like.....to forget who we are. We are Being exploring life through a human form and knowing ourselves and awakening as/through this human form.
Enlightened2B wrote:Many get concerned for they welfare of our planet. I don't. I say concern yourself with how videos like this make you feel yourself. Look at your own responses to the video and utilize the video as a reflection of yourself. If the video makes you cringe. Try to discover why that is. If the video makes you side with one gender over the other, try to discover why that is. Understand that everything relatively speaking is an opportunity for growth and awakening. Relative reality gives us an opportunity for reflection. We can only know ourselves as Pure Being through the interaction with other relative forms. Perception is experience. Relativity is experience. Utilize your own experience to see and acknowledge your own emotions/feelings through your own experiential interactions.
Enlightened2B wrote:Just to let you know. I met the girl I am currently involved with on a spiritual dating site. Not one of the mainstream sites. So, the clientele is quite different on this website. LOT more open minded people.
meetjoeblack wrote:Which one if you do not mind me asking? I was talking to a buddy who is much older than me by about a decade. He was surprised to hear I do not use any of this technology. I prefer to cold approach but, I may give it a shot since, it is an adventure and provides opportunities I could not possible have without the resource. I think I just need to set my ego aside and take a chance. Leap of faith.
That's the singles site I used to be on where I met the young lady I am currently seeing. I'm off the site now. But, it's a great site and I highly, highly recommend it. A lot of strange people on the spiritual site, you might find, but I'll be honest, strange is becoming a broader term for me now and I find less and less people strange ironically as I open myself up more and more to life. But, I would definitely give the website a shot. It's free (although you could pay) and you have absolutely nothing to lose. Let me know how it goes for you.
Dating is very difficult because it enhances the notion of separation, especially when ego becomes a factor. But, because we are experientially exploring the universe of separation, dating, like anything else is worth the exploration. Just have absolutely zero expectations and enjoy the process of getting to know people.
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