I just happen to be watching a show about the Zoe tribe, they have interesting ideas, but bottom line is no jealousy, lots of team work, and a nice, calm, life if you don't mind walking around naked. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zo%27%C3%A9_people
OMG - I am trying to get over my jealousy! I believe in teamwork (cooperation over competition)! and I REALLY
want a nice, calm, life!
Do they live off the land and off grid there as well? I will look at the wiki link when I get the chance. I may have found my new home :)
Just an insert here...
When a person has become facile with slipping around his ego, that is, he recognizes it, and pushes it out of the way when it wants to act up, or just somehow transcends the whole thing, 'self' is experienced as other, and should be treated with the same deference and care as we extend to all the other 'others'.
-just my 2 cents
Montana, this is the point I am trying to make. I love other humans. I know how to give and receive love and pleasure when I am with a male human I love. Is it only because "the Bible" says "marriage" has to be between "one man" and "one woman"? Because that's really not fair to me, it's not my book. Do I have to live by its rules? wtf is up with that?
Randy, your self is showing. Love Bette
Bette you are hilarious in an honest, direct, straightforward and loving way.
One more interesting thing from the Men's Fitness link Ramon posted... This one goes to Randy: ... David Barash, Ph.D., professor of psychology at the University of Washington and co-author of The Myth of Monogamy. "Having an open relationship can work really well for some people," he says. "However, as people, we're also inclined to be sexually jealous of a partner being with someone else, and from a biological standpoint, we're resistant to that partner having another relationship."
... it may be just as "animalistic" or a quirk of biological programming to resist open relationships as it is to "want to create as many FWAUs" and spread as much seed as possible. Thus: it comes down to that continuum you talked about. Balance is key... But I'm just saying. :)
Thank you Cole. Thank you so much.