Many of these rules can be applied to relationships with cyberpaths, online bullies or predators. ('FAIR USE LAW' APPLIES TO ALL ARTICLES)This excerpt from an interview with Martha Stout was so good we are reposting it here.Whenever she is within fifty feet, Muscle Man, all fifteen pounds of him to her seven, cringes and crouches in fear and feline deference. He is warm and loving, and he is close to my heart.Nonetheless, I would like to believe that some of his reactions are more primitive than mine.Throughout all of human history and to the present, the call to war has included the flattering claim that one's own forces are about to accomplish a victory that will change the world for the better, a triumph that is morally laudable, justified by its humane outcome, unique in human endeavor, righteous, and worthy of enormous gratitude.
I have a spotted Bengal cat who was named Muscle Man by my daughter when she was a toddler, because even as a kitten he looked like a professional wrestler.For all you know, it could be a clever tactic to try and win you back. And besides, it’s really hard to say no to someone who looks like they’ve got the world on their shoulders. I hope I do not mistake fear for respect, because to do so would be to ensure my own victimization.