“Sweet mercy is nobility’s true badge.” – William Shakespeare
Namaste and Nookie
There is something rather seductive about the idea of “going off the grid.” As a society, we get so caught up in things being “instant” and “easy” that even the thought of cooking dinner has us lead-footing it to the nearest fast-food restaurant.
I’m sorry, DRIVE-THRU. Ain’t nobody got time to actually get out of the car and walk INTO the restaurant. That’s blasphemous!
But then we’ll watch a movie like The East or The Swiss Family Robinsons and we think, “I wanna do that. I could totally unplug from society and live off the land.”
Self-sustaining communes are popping up all over the place; small groups of people that have thrown caution to the wind and decided to make their own little Utopian society where they (presumably) eat apples and fish all day.
But what if you joined a community that you thought was all about the Namaste but ended up being more about the downward dog?
Meet Bridget Phetasy, a woman who joined a group called The Wild, Wild Country in hopes of finding herself after a tumultuous breakup. Instead, she found out a lot more than she bargained for.
This is her story.
Do you remember the scene in Kindergarten Cop where Arnold Schwarzenegger is hosting a show-and-tell at the school and the little girl raises her hand and declares, “Boys have penises, girls have vaginas”?
That little girl is going places.
In case you weren’t sure, she is correct.
However that’s not the only thing that distinguishes men from women. Each sex has tons of differentiators when it comes to mental, physical, and emotional characteristics. I know, I know. We’re not supposed to talk about that in 2018. Everyone is created equal and “gender” is a society-bred, archaic concept, blah blah blah.
Sorry, no. You can be a boy raised only wearing tan colors, never play with anything other than paper, be referred to as “human” your whole life… and you will STILL display certain “male qualities”.
Here are some of the subtle things that make men and women so different. And no amount of gender-neutralizing is going to change them.
Water parks are one of the most fun ways to pass the time during those hot summer days. However, we often forget that not everyone has easy access to the slippery amusement parks. This water park is very unique in who they let in.