I’m a big fan of Viktor Frankl.
His work, Man’s Search For Meaning, is one of the greatest books I have ever read.
Indeed, it is the definition of “life changing”.
Within that work, he discusses the “crisis of meaninglessness”.
The greatest stressor, he claims, in the lives of modern Westerners.
An existential vacuum that swallows purposeless individuals.
Drowning them in cynicism, lethargy, and endless self–doubt/questioning.
From these ideas, he’s credited with coining the phrase “Sunday Neurosis”.
[ http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Sunday+Neurosis ]
Now, I believe this affliction plagues both men and women.
However, I believe women suffer from it (on the whole) to a much larger degree—
As feminism has robbed them of their biologically based/traditionally bestowed purposes, the manifest symptoms thusly:
“persons who function well in planned and organised work settings” = addiction to attending school/pursuing degrees
“dissociative states” = glued to smartphones, addicted to Facebook, texts only; no calls.
“obsessions” = celebrities, reality television, Apple products, Starbucks
“compulsions” = eating, foodie culture
Therefore, I conclude the glut of social media and attention whoring has reached such terrible degrees due to women’s feeling more existentially meaningless than at any time prior.
Which is why they pursue “Alphas” with heretofore unseen fervor.
Anything – anything – to grant a purpose or meaning to their lives.
Whether it be to support a purposeful man or to try to alter his purpose or a combination thereof, they are willing to debase themselves (for the right man) now, more than ever before.
Indeed, desperate times call for desperate measures.
Which brings me to this [h/t to Jack Lane at vivalamanosphere.com]:
My reply to this would have been:
k. nice meeting you, [wrong female name]