Pandora wrote:So, an alpha chick, to you, is a female predator?
Xunzian wrote:You do know the wolf studies were all based on creatures in captivity, right?
I'm not saying that there isn't some metaphorical truth to alpha/beta/theta/omega shit. But reification is poison. You never want to confuse the finger pointing at the moon with the moon.
It's all context based. You've got to know how to dance to the music. I'm not saying it's easy but, come on Gib, it's been like a decade since I've been here. If you were a precocious 13 year old when we met, this is beneath 23 year old you.
Xunzian wrote:A central question of my philosophy, one I struggle with on a daily basis is "Am I reading the text or is the text reading me?"
Does this make sense?
MagsJ wrote:Cool video/song..
Is a person not one or the other? Are you implying a person can be both? if so.. how so? in your view.
Magnus Anderson wrote:My intuition tells me that the so-called "alpha chicks" are degenerate women. Basically, they are what happens when folk starts degenerating and social bonds start weakening freeing everyone from their original social roles to become . . . asocial, beast-like, freaks.
That's pretty much what Lady Gaga and Grimes are.
Magnus Anderson wrote:Maybe the word beast is too strong to adequately describe these women. Pest would be more fitting.
Magnus Anderson wrote:I don't know what you mean by alpha, other than extraverted or shameless or popular or rich.
Magnus Anderson wrote:How does Madonna compare to Napoleon or Caesar? Pretty poorly, right?
Magnus Anderson wrote:Madonna is just a singer. Okay, maybe also dancer, actress and songwriter of some sort. But how does her art compare to the best of art we have? How does her music compare to Mozart, for example? Pretty poorly, right?
Magnus Anderson wrote:How is that better than being a mother loyal to some worthy husband?
Magnus Anderson wrote:She's an attention whore, obedient to the whims of the greatest number of people. How is that a success?
Magnus Anderson wrote:People do not live in a bubble, independently from the rest of the world. When there are other people, there will be social hierarchy, unless they are uncivilized of course, and that means you'll have your role defined, not only by your natural inclinations, but also by external circumstances.
Right, but I'm comparing these alpha girls to other girls, not to men.
Magnus Anderson wrote:Right, but I'm comparing these alpha girls to other girls, not to men.
That's part of the problem.
Alpha males are superior to beta males but "alpha" females aren't superior to "beta" females, in the same way that criminals are not superior to beta males.
Criminals can dominate betas . . . does not make them superior and it certainly does not make them alphas.
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