I posted the following quotation from Margaret Mead on my Facebook page today and I wanted to share it here as well: “I do not believe in using women in combat, because females are too fierce.”
I feel that today – my female fierceness. I think I am blossoming more and more with each step away from the semester and toward the summer and I do believe I am becoming quite a handful. I am reminded at this juncture that not all men can handle fierce women. Fierce women require men that have a strong sense of self and who are not afraid to be wide open. There are men like that out there and they can be picked out of the crowd by their level of confidence which is crazy sexy to the fierce girls.
Sometimes men are afraid that a gal that is a handful will overwhelm them by becoming more than a handful and more than he can handle. And I do believe it has been said that anything more than a handful is a waste (albeit, perhaps not in this context).
Here’s the thing though, strong men who step into the fray with fierce women often find that an equilibrium develops between them that is just enough without being too much. Fierce women need the luxury of sometimes being a little less than fierce and it is only really comfortable when that equilibrium exists.
So fierce women are not for the faint of heart…let’s face it – no one gets the brass ring just by looking at it and wishing they had it…one needs to full on grab for it and hold on tight…and while it may be a handful once in your grasp, it is well worth it and just the right amount.
So to all my fierce sisters out there I say – hold out for the guy who isn’t afraid to jump into the fray and hold tight – life isn’t meant for settling.
Day three hundred and twenty-three of the new forty – obla di obla da