Why People Don’t Accept “Traditional” Roles

Recently, Ferdinand Bardamu wrote a post about how sex with his current “girlfriend” felt somewhat empty. It can be summarized as-

He does not mind fucking her, but does not see any future with her.

The comments to his post are full of a wide range of religious nutcases opining that he should not give up hope and try “traditional” roles. Here is my counterpoint..

Why?

Throughout human history people have done things only because they were more profitable than the alternative. That is right.. people do stuff consistently only if the chance of success and profit beat the risk of failure or loss. Religious beliefs, traditional customs, social pressures or anything along those lines are, at best, secondary factors affecting human behavior.

Marriage and the traditional family system worked for so long only because the pathetic level of technological development made that route more optimal than others. The world we live in today is however very different from that world. The sheer number of new possibilities make many other life choices viable and more optimal than the previously preferred ones. Life choices such as getting married or having kids simply don’t have the upside they used to have, while their downsides have gotten progressively worse.

However I have another bone to pick with those who want him to find religion and go traditional. It goes something like this-

How would they react if he were to do so and things did not work? Would it be still his fault? Would they take any responsibility or help him out?

and that you see is the real problem with all CONservatives, LIEbertarians, Traditionalists or any other bunch of disingenuous scumbags. They talk a lot about how others should behave or live, but have no real willingness or ability to help those who get screwed by following their advice. They will, if anything, tell me that he deservedly failed because of not trying hard enough or something long those lines.

How many of these pathetic pieces of shit have ever helped even one person who did the “right thing” but got screwed nonetheless? Let me guess- Zero. It is easy to preach from the fake pulpit of morality, religion and tradition but much harder to follow-up and act on what you profess to believe in. But then again, why would any reasonably intelligent person expect them to be any different?

Comments?

  1. Gentsworth
    February 10, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    It is kind of weird, how we live in a time that promotes both Victimhood and “Blame the Victim” mentality. It’s like being trapped in some giant Socio-Self-Loathing-Cycle or something equally contrived.

  2. February 10, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    hahaha,

    the funny thing is you may be FB…

  3. hoipolloi
    February 12, 2012 at 2:29 am

    “The sheer number of new possibilities make many other life choices viable and more optimal than the previously preferred ones. Life choices such as getting married or having kids simply don’t have the upside they used to have, while their downsides have gotten progressively worse.”

    It is possible in the future people will not accept traditional roles. But for the time being ratio of such people is still as low as has been through the recent past. I do see the institution of marriage still very popular. Why do successful ones like Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise get married if they have to divorce? Even for that matter Bill Gates.

  1. February 10, 2012 at 8:38 pm

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