- Women cheating have increased 40% in the last 20 years. More women in the workplace? Increased feminist ideals gained further acceptance than earlier? Each generation of feminist taking sexual freedom another step further? She doesn’t discuss this, but thought this was interesting
- People who have been divorced or separated are twice as likely to cheat (and women are nearly 3x as likely to cheat if divorced or separated)
- Number count has a huge impact on if you’re likely to cheat, pretty linear correlation actually. Once you get up to 11 or more partners it levels out to about 40% chance of sexual infidelity for both men and women. Sort of like once a slut, always a slut.
- No surprise here, but 46% to 62% of individuals reported that they met their extramarital sexual partner at work (Glass, 2003; Wiggins & Lederer, 1984).
- The likelihood of extramarital involvement is also related to the degree to which an individual’s job involves touching clients, discussing personal concerns with colleagues or clients, or working alone with co-workers (Treas & Giesen, 2000).
- Men cheat to get more attention, and it isn’t necessarily about sex, but sex is along for the ride with the emotional attention. Also, mistresses aren’t more attractive than dudes’ wives (only 12% said the mistress was hotter). Most also know the woman for over a month, which falls in line with coworker as primary culprit idea or social media culprit idea.
Falling in line with this, I saw this nugget:
American sample shows that more intelligent boys are more likely to grow up to value sexual exclusivity in early adulthood than less intelligent boys. In contrast, childhood IQ does not affect girls’ value on sexual exclusivity in early adulthood. The effect of intelligence on the value of sexual exclusivity is more than four times as strong among men than among women.
I am not going to unpack the beta-indoctrinated well-behaved boys theory vs the “You Go Girl, Sex is Fun!” mentality, but instead discuss how less intelligent people are breeding at a much higher rate than intelligent people, and really, how most people are idiots. Not a rant but an observation.
With the exception of a total of maybe 2 years of my life where I bounced around to various broad cross-section cities while in and immediately after college, I’ve lived a pretty sheltered life. Mostly white; mostly middle to upper middle class people; mostly intelligent and hard working. Being surrounded in my personal and professional life with very select individuals who are all very bright, I very often take it for granted that most people are complete morons. And as a society it is only going to get worse.
Take a walk through any Wal-Mart in any city anywhere in the U.S. and you’ll see this for yourself. While People of Wal-Mart has the cream of the crop, it’s really shades of gray and you’ll see similar folks across the country.
I like saving money as much as the next person, but I always feel really skeezy and uncomfortable shopping there.
Let’s look at some Bell Curves:
I think it’s funny they call the low end people as “Dull” instead of stupid. The mean of 100 aren’t usually motivated high-end achievers though, so if you’re like me and fall in the top two categories, everyone seems dull.
This next one is interesting, as it now stacks some suspected social aspects on top of IQ (from here – note that it’s not exactly a scientific journal but look: pretty pictures!):
Is it any surprise that, as noted in the first part of my segment here (sexual exclusivity for male smarties vs. sleeping around for dummies) that the dummies are having more children? The social indoctrination of those males in the upper social echelon is to be a good boy, go to college, make money, and be stable before having your 1.5 kids and move to the ‘burbs. Meanwhile, Billy Bob in the trailer on the other side of town is hauling his pickup truck and gattling gun dick to half a dozen floozies a year that are keen to his charms after half a six pack of the Beast. So generation after generation gets overall dumber and dumber. It won’t be too much longer before the movie Idiocracy’s predictions come to light:
(this is actually a pretty funny movie by Mike Judge where an average Joe is Rip-Van-Winkled and wakes up in the future to be the most intelligent man alive.)
than this famous physicist shows how entertainment trumps actual learning (I’ve actually read A Brief History for fun :NERD:).
Social media is doing us a great disservice in the matter as well. Instead of reading actual books, more and more people are being sucked into virtual relationships killing many hours. While growing up, I read books like On the Road, 1984, Catcher in the Rye and Lord of the Rings for fun and to expand my world view, teens today are :like:ing more than they’re getting any knowledge or skills that help to shape some critical thinking. We’re in for a world of hurt as this current generation grows up.
And most grownups are idiots too. We are on the verge of a retirement crisis. Way too many people have little or no savings for retirement meaning that the social programs will somehow again bail out the dumb. Many articles (like this) state ominous clouds on the horizon:
So about half of American workers are facing retirement with considerable economic uncertainty, and with good reason: 57 percent of the workers surveyed reported less than $25,000 in household savings and investments.
There’s only so many Wal-Mart greeter jobs to go around for these geniuses. Pensions are underfunded and are going the way of the Dodo. Social Security as a retirement source is poor:
In December 2010, the average benefit for the three principal groups of Social Security beneficiaries — retired workers, disabled workers, and aged widows and widowers — was only about $1,100 a month, or $14,000 a year.
While there is no explicit dollar cap on Social Security benefits, top benefits are modest as well. This is because Social Security caps the amount of earnings on which workers pay taxes and accrue credit toward future benefits, and because the program’s progressive benefit formula replaces a greater share of past earnings for low-paid workers than high-paid ones. In December 2010, 95 percent of retired workers — and even larger percentages of disabled workers and aged widow(er)s — received monthly benefits of less than $2,000.
Poor planning, stupid consumption of things that lose value over time and just plain ignorance leads to this plight. And these folks will demand entitlements that you and I are supposed to support so they can continue to eat, have housing, consume and have their cable television. So while my consumption habits mostly consist of healthy living activities (gym equipment and fees, high quality food, activities for the kids to expand their horizons – and we don’t have cable nor have we seen Honey Boo Boo or the Duck guy) the dude who took no forethought for his future gets to suck off the tit of society, get drunk, get laid and poop out illegitimate kids that will be cared for by the state only to have the cycle continue to his further generations… and who’s the dumb one? Sometimes I wonder…