7 Apr 2005


I would love if one of the many eloquent egyptian male bloggers write his simple thoughts and observations on Man-Woman dynamics, as an attempt towards understanding this relationship. Give it a real thought the way you guys discuss politics, and the rest of the issues you blog.

Well, folks,this is what you really need to analyze. At the end of the day, she is who you are/will be stuck with not Hosni or Jimmy or even muntaser el-zayat, for at least 30 more years. At the very least, attempt to lessen your misery. Maybe if you understand your partner, suddenly the question of who will be your next president won't really matter that much. You would by then have elected the real president, and the most important one.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is like fishing with line that is not quite strong enough. You must softly pull and then allow the fish to swim away. Then pull softly again.

It takes a while, but with patience and good bait, you will have yourself a tasty meal.

The mistake is thinking that your bait isn't tantalizing or that your line is stronger than it actually is.

Sorry, but this is not Egyptian male advice.

4/08/2005 06:44:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tasty meal? Who said I want to eat my partner?

Cant it just be a normal relation, without fishing rods?

4/08/2005 08:42:00 am  
Anonymous Egyptian Female with no fishing rod said...

This fishing rod you want us to play with will be eaten by the sharks, so better watch out!!!

4/08/2005 08:56:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

American Male who lost his rod said...

There is always fishing and there are always sharks. This is normal. What you look for, a true friend in the spirit of Rumi, that is ABnormal. If you wish to catch such a fish, you must be willing to use your own flesh as bait and fish with the knowledge that though you may be bitten by sharks, you cannot be consumed. For you do not hold the rod and the line is of infinite strength.

4/08/2005 06:54:00 pm  
Blogger haal said...

Huh! What are you talking about? Why does it have to be so complicated: flesh, bait. I think you are missing a boat!

4/08/2005 09:55:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a result from game theory economics that applies to love. The more complex we make the rules and the less informed we make the players; the more varied the results of the game.

If you want simple true love, you must play by very simple rules and share information freely.

However, doing so exposes you to the game playing of others. Then people may say "look how s/he treats her/him." But does this matter. For, the only thing you can lose in such a game is pride. And if pride is surrendered to God, then no wo/man can take this from you. (God holds the rod, you are the bait, God's love for you is infinitely strong, so allow yourself to love and possibly be loved)

Or perhaps more simply stated by Nicholas Cage playing Donald Kaufman in the movie Adaptation:
"We are what we love, not what loves us."

4/08/2005 11:07:00 pm  
Anonymous Kaufman said...

A friend once told me, if you are 'satisified, happy' with your partner, you wouldnt care about what other people are saying. Plus, simplicity is the 'divine express lane' (fromcairo expression) to a healthy realtion and love. En plus, I aint going to fall in love with a mafia guy, hopefully!

What is this deal with pride and surrender to God? What does God have to do with this stuff. Again, pride is important in love--at least initially!

I only agree to the last statment. We are what we love, because it could be a reflection to what we think is missing in us. But the funny part, is once we get this person we want to tame the very same qualities we loved in him/her.

4/09/2005 08:38:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pride is the armor we put on to protect a fragile ego. How can you love another when you are concerned about your own ego?

That is where God comes in....

4/10/2005 10:55:00 pm  

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