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Offline BAH-BLAH

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Re: Men, Can't seem to make her happy?
« Reply #90 on: December 14, 2009, 06:29:24 AM »
An interesting side note here. Most studies of the relationship between education and income made the mistake of confusing correlation with causality. Because there was a very strong trend for income to increase as education increased, the conclusion was drawn that education caused income. Better designed and conducted studies found that there was a factor that had an even higher correlation with both income and education that they had with each other: family income and socioeconomic status. Duh! More rich people’s kids went to college than poor people’s. And, duh, more rich people’s kids became affluent themselves than poor people’s. How surprising.)

Not only were recent male graduates competing with larger numbers of other men than ever before for fewer jobs than ever before, they were also competing with a significant number of women. In the 60s there had been an average of one promotion available for every 10 workers. By the 80’s, when the biological clocks of boomer women were beginning to go off loudly, that ratio had increased to 1/30. By the end of the century it will likely be close to 1/50. The opportunities for men to generate income sufficient to be sole support of a family were going away.

Particularly since the expectations of material goods had risen significantly in that time. During the post-war period when most boomers were born the average new house cost about $15,000 and had a one car-garage. Cars themselves cost from $1500 to $3000, except for “luxury

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Re: Men, Can't seem to make her happy?
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Re: Men, Can't seem to make her happy?
« Reply #91 on: January 09, 2010, 08:23:11 PM »
Look at the title of this thread:  It assumes that "Happiness" is a mandate, not just a desire.  A responsibility for the man, and a right for the woman.  To even struggle with this suggests having started off with the wrong goals to begin with!  Blessing someone is not "making them happy."  It's giving them the highest good (according to God, not us).  Does that cause happiness most times?  Sure.  Has no business being turned into an entitlement/impossible task arena, though.   ::frown::  It opens the door for human nature to do what it does best:  sin.  Abuse.  Destroy.

Letting the world's thinking saturate God's Word has let most of this junk in!