God created man to
His likeness, gave him everything best and put him into the paradise
of pleasure. But god found that man was lonely: "Let us make
him a help like unto himself; it is not good for man to be alone"
So the Lord God caste a deep sleep upon man: and when he was fast
asleep, He took one of his ribs, blew into it and filled up flesh
for it. This form he brought to Adam, who said, "This now is
bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called woman,
because she has been taken out of man" ………..
extracts , from the book of Genesis in the Bible.
Since the time of
the Creation, however, this mate of man has remained an enigma --
not only to man, but also to the woman herself. On a common sense
level, it has always been assumed that the major psychological differences
between man and woman, especially of intellect and temperament,
correspond to their differences in physiological structure and biological
function -- a view epitomised in Sigmond Freud's famous dictum "
anatomy is destiny". But writers, psychologists, philosophers,
biologists and other scientific experts, have not stopped searching
for the elusive essence of womanhood, reflecting all the time on
the nature of woman and her attributes.
At different times,
diverse and sharply contrasting qualities have been attributed to
men and women. Rationality, for example, was thought characteristic
of men, emotionality of women. Greater practical sense typical to
man, as compared to woman. And man's thinking was said to be logical,
while women were credited with intuitions: to have a hunch. With
respect to personality traits, men are characterised with more aggressiveness,
dominance and achievement motivation, Woman by greater dependency,
a stronger social orientation, and a tendency to be more discouraged
Down the ages, the
woman having managed to defy all these analyses and findings of
researchers in respect of their attributes, the man continues to
be at sea. That is why perhaps it was conveniently concluded that
"when a woman says no, take it as yes". But then many
a man who believed this, has also lived to tell his tale of woe.
With the advancements
in the twentieth century, the woman baffled man all the more. And
as we are on the threshold of the twenty-first, man has reached
a stage of loosing track of all the 'why's ' 'what's 'when's and
'wherefore's about women, there being absolutely no certainty in
so far as it relates to or concerns a woman. A situation, that has
given birth to statements and theories galore from those who have
been at the receiving end. If you as me, they know what they are
saying the minute you marry them they start acting like a wife".
The well experienced, though, advises " You can never tell
about women -- and if you can, you shouldn't !" As for me,
life would surely be so, so very dull without our women around!.
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