Competing rationally in an irrational world
By Serge Kreutz
I am a rational person, and as such, have a biological view of life. I will still live my time, and at the moment of my death, I will be gone.
I therefore have to decide what to do with my life, based on the assumption that I will soon be dead.
With this perspective, I cannot see much meaning in anything else but the moments of optimal sexual satisfaction.
However, viewed rationally, the Western rational world is not the best possible environment in which a rational man can find optimal sexual satisfaction. This is the case because in a rational environment, I, as a rational man, will not have as much of a competitive edge as I will enjoy in an irrational world.
For optimal sexual satisfaction, love need be involved… already something irrational.
In a rational, and rich, society as the standard Western European one, the value of a partner in a sexual relationship heavily depends on his age. And yes, this discrimination, so-calledageism, is very much based on rationalism.
In a poor society, the age of a potential sexual male partner is not the main aspect on which it depends whether a young woman is willing to attach herself mentally to him (genuine love). The poorer a society, the more will the attachment potential of a young women depend on factors of a man’s wealth.
If he is filthy rich, and she comes from a filthy environment, there is a lot he can offer her. And she can fall in love with him just for the prospects of a future he can provide her with, even if he is much older.
Yes, for metaphysical and practical reasons, poor societies, especially when they are also highly irrational (in as much as they are religious), are a much better stage for Western men of a declining sexual market value. Specifically, in poor societies, the value of a man as sexual partner does not depend on his age.
Therefore, men who are getting older and cannot substantially improve their sexual market value by engineering enough apparent youth and sexual attractiveness, have good reason to prefer a world that is an irrational place, one where metaphysical and mystical qualities are attached to people.