And then Simon loses his mind ;)
I love seeing conversations like this in public. Nice one, Ebony.
Body type was useless as a predictor of how the men would fare in life. So was birth order or political affiliation. Even social class had a limited effect. But having a warm childhood was powerful. As George Vaillant, the study director, sums it up in “Triumphs of Experience,” his most recent summary of the research, “It was the capacity for intimate relationships that predicted flourishing in all aspects of these men’s lives.”
A man realizing patriarchy is real, I guess. “I’m no longer hurt when folks don’t trust me just because I’m a man — I accept now that they have every reason not to.”
On prefacing statements with, “I know I’m going to make the women angry, but…”