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    ladybug53, Purple Priestess

    Liked the linked story too.  

    Right now, economically, our household is doing OK but it wasn't always so.  You have a good way of saying "chick stuff" so gize can grok it.  

    Some years ago, John Gray's "Men are From Mars, Women are from Venus" merchandise was all the rage.  It was hokey but had some good stuff in it here and there.  One was the idea that in heterosexual relationships women tended to appreciate gifts for the gift rather than its material value;  hence, Gray claimed, giving a woman a single rose had the same value as giving her a dozen (perhaps not on Valentine's Day, however).  It was sort of a microsocial feministic rewrite of the Marxist theory of surplus value.  While certainly not valid in all cases, I believe his purpose was to inform men it's not always all about the Benjamins.  Young guys often don't realize women's complexities and thus have anxiety if they lack economic viabilities or suspicion if they don't.  In the romantic economy, time will often trump cash as you've said.  

    Blessed be.

    The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. -- John Kenneth Galbraith

    by Kangaroo on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 06:18:29 AM PST

    •  I remember Gray's stuff well (0+ / 0-)

      I attended a pastoral training session based on it. He did have some good ideas, the one you describe being one of them. Maybe we need to remind folks. Thank you. Blessed Be!

      Thank your stars you're not that way/Turn your back and walk away/Don't even pause and ask them why/Turn around and say 'goodbye'/Just wish them well.....

      by Purple Priestess on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 04:02:29 PM PST

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