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This is the era of the emerging Falstaffian man

Why Men Can’t Stand to Be Alone After a Breakup or a Divorce — First Person - NYTimes.com: "Women do not walk around alert for danger. Nor do we feel that being alone is dangerous, except in the rare instances when we fall and crack our tailbones. Women are hard-wired to read the signals that keep us from danger, and, when confronted by trouble, we escape, fleeing into our homes. In fact, I have observed that women who have escaped loudly troubled marriages often feel safer when they are alone."

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And ultimately the sexes become ambient in a Falstaffian world where danger becomes associated more with boredom than objective hazard. We fear boredom more than wild beasts. We crave action in any form.


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