Monday, February 19, 2007

What is it about two women fighting that men find so attractive?

I had the privilege of watching two women fight today.

Men reading this will be tempted to lose interest when they hear why.

The two women were fighting verbally about the best way to promote positive change, the best way to use a new tool in an effort to engage people who were physically showing up for events, but not really leaving equipped and educated.

What was exciting to watch, was they both shared passion...
They both were confident...
In the end, they were both resolved that compromise was possible.

I have never been in a physical fight or "cat fight" as some would call it.

I have been in a tough place where two of the students I was working with, started to fight and my mom genes kicked in.
I made the common mistake of thinking that if I stood between them and used my "mom voice", things would settle down.
I took a pencil in the arm for that decision.
Interestingly, the boys who were larger than myself, did settle down quickly after that.

There is a good reason why I no longer work with emotionally disturbed kids. I am simply too tender.

I guess I would be considered boring because I don't like violence.

I do like passion though.
I especially liked seeing two women being confident with who they are so much so that they allowed a stranger to see them fight for what they believed in.

I was up at 3 Am this morning, on the road at 4..
Drove for 3.5 hours to make a meeting with these exceptional people.

The fight and the resolution after wards was worth the drive.
It is funny to think that at the end of the day, I would be thankful to have watched two women fight...
And yet, somewhat sleepy and surely more educated...
i am.


At 1:15 PM, Blogger Maximus Doom said... many responses, so little space, too much common sense. I did actually read it all in spite of being slightly disappointed as you predicted. I won't answer why...but it was fun reading and informative walking away.


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