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To Leave A Trail June 27, 2014

Filed under: Man's Best Friend — Wiley Schmidt @ 10:53 pm

I might be biased in saying so, but it’s hasn’t stopped me before and it’s not going to stop me now. The concept that men are from Mars and women are from Venus is absolutely brilliant. And I say this as a self-proclaimed observer of people who has learned a thing (or six) from my time watching the world around me.

There is this fundamental thing that never ceases to amaze me about men and women. Men want to fix things. It’s in their blood. It’s kind of like how the terrier in me makes me want to tackle the chipmunks mom loves so much (and therefore keeps me from eating). Meanwhile, women don’t always care to fix things, because some things don’t need fixing. Or so I thought. Gaining Perspective

Here’s what I’ve learned about men and women. Men care a lot. Women care a lot about a lot of things. This is not to put down either perspective, but alas I’ve found some meaning in the differences. Sometimes the things the men want to fix may or may not actually need fixing. Therein lies the difference between men and women, because (at least from what I can tell) women actually need to fix things more than their male counterparts.

I think it’s because they care so much. About so much. Truly, I think if I cared as much about as many people and things mom did, my heart would explode. Instead I keep it simple. Regardless, mom cares (a lot) about a lot, which makes me love her even more.

Because I might be biased in saying so, but the concept that men and women approach things differently is recognizably different to me. Perhaps this is because I approach life as my favorite transcendental thinker Ralph Waldo Emerson suggested when he said ” do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

That is all anyone can hope for in a relationship. To leave a meaningful trail.


9 Responses to “To Leave A Trail”

  1. kiwiskan Says:

    Yes, that concept has been put down a lot – but that book helped Rod and I understand how some our differences arose when we were going through a difficult patch in our marriage…

  2. Lyn Says:

    Your thinking once again, has hit the proverbial nail on its proverbial head Wiles. You’re a genius! 🙂

  3. You have DEFINITELY learned “a thing or six” about humans, W. Mom has reached an age where she is caring a little less about a little more. Wait. What?

    Love and licks,

    • Hmmm….that mom of yours never ceases to amaze me, dear Cupcake. She is so very thoughtful. And brilliant.
      High paw (and lots of love) to both of you!

  4. Wiley I agree with you. Men want to fix even things what need no fixing and when they try to fix it anyway it’s sometimes irreparable after :o)

  5. Basil Says:

    You are very wise!

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