Skip to comments.Are Men Stupid?
Posted on 04/29/2012 6:18:30 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Are men stupid? How else can we explain the endless parade of otherwise successful individuals, who by all appearances seem intelligent and competent, and yet risk destroying their careers and their personal lives over the chance to have a sexual escapade?
John Edwards crashing from the heights of promise to infamy, from presidential candidate to defendant in a trial after a secret affair; Secret Service agents ending their careers in disgrace over dalliances with prostitutes in Colombia, all join that long procession of men who managed to self-destruct, pulling a pin on the grenade of their careers and perhaps their personal lives for the sake of a little fun.
The pageant of legacy-killing misjudgment includes a president, several might-have-been presidents, a few governors, a World Bank director, a former Dutch prime minister, an Israeli president and one of the top golfers of all time. And that is only a partial list.
How to explain it?
The question has baffled women, mostly, since biblical times.
Perhaps the Secret Service agents thought their behavior, if discovered, would raise no eyebrows. But the stupidity was in evidence when one of the agents, who had earlier "protected" Sarah Palin, posted on Facebook that he was "checking her out." Sounds like the claim of a 13-year-old boy. And the decision to post the comment displays the common sense of an 8-year-old.
But that level of maturity and judgment shines compared to the decision of, say President BillClinton, who risked his presidency to have an affair with Monica Lewinsky, and then lied about it repeatedly.
A brilliant man, everyone said about the president, but also one of only two presidents in American history impeached.
The Clinton experience almost numbed us to the epidemic scale of the problem. Over and over we hear stories that defy belief.
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Stupid? I don’t know any men who envy women or ever wish they were one.
Alexander Hamilton comes to mind. He could have been a president but he blew it by getting involved with a much younger, married woman. And Mr. Hamilton was considered an extremely brilliant man by all.
I’ve never understood why men are so governed by their gonads.
The smart ones though know when to back off and not give into our other head's temptation. For example, not cheating on our long term girlfriend, not sleeping with employees or married women or underage or the 2am crowd, etc.
Which would explain its stupidity.
Actually, the smart ones are those who know how to get away with the sins you list. My opinion.
Why yes. Yes we are.
In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women.
Tony Montana aka Al Pacino - Scarface.
Yep, dumb as dirt, according to the women in the family.
Kevlar. I get your point though.
Actually, Lamar worked with a male co-inventor for her patent of frequency hopping, and it likely originated with her first husband who was Austrian arm manufacturer before WW2.
“it likely” = the idea had its origins....
Its the women who make it hard.
Don't blame it on women!
lol...Yup!...as a dear departed friend used to say about WOMEN!
Its all about Fluid dynamics.....They're either crying...pissing or bleeding
In other words, men are stupid.
It’s a story as old as humanity: When Mr. P*nis stands up, Mr. Brain sits down.
Did you go the distance or was there a KO?