Children get frustrated when the grown up doesn’t know the way.

Subaru understands this:

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7 Responses to Children get frustrated when the grown up doesn’t know the way.

  1. Jet Tibet says:

    Being alpha-esque in a relationship is a double-edged sword ie. you also need to be responsible and decisive about stuff that you otherwise couldn’t be bothered with or care about much (like where to park or where you actually parked).

    Viewed slightly differently: a beta-man comes home to a nagging spouse who he has to deal with just like he deals with his micromanaging boss. Whereas an alpha man comes home to another domain that he needs to manage.

    [D: You think an alpha, or even a greater beta would marry a woman who looks like that?]

  2. The Truth says:

    Or just opt out of the game. Pump n dump and forget about marriage and kids.

  3. Anonymous Reader says:

    Jet Tibet:
    Viewed slightly differently: a beta-man comes home to a nagging spouse who he has to deal with just like he deals with his micromanaging boss. Whereas an alpha man comes home to another domain that he needs to manage.

    The same man can experience both of those, in series, depending on how he frames things. What one would want is to come home to a competent woman who is the “second officer” to his “captain”. Rare thing, that…

    [D: You think an alpha, or even a greater beta would marry a woman who looks like that?]

    Did she always look like that?

  4. OhioStater says:

    Children get frustrated when the grown up doesn’t know the way?

    So you’re saying women are just like children?

    [D: Just the ones who act that way.]

  5. Dan in Philly says:

    “Being alpha-esque in a relationship is a double-edged sword ie. you also need to be responsible and decisive about stuff that you otherwise couldn’t be bothered with or care about much (like where to park or where you actually parked).”

    I understand your point, but what’s the alternative? If you don’t make sure you know where you’re parked, you get lost and spend time and energy doing something useless. Worse, you are wasting your wife and children’s time. Worse case, you never find the car and die of exposure in the desert. All this because you don’t want to be bothered remembering where you park? Talk about abdication of personal and manly responsibilities.

    I remember a great quote from “The Godfather.” Vito (Brando) said to Michael “Women and children can afford to be careless, but men cannot.” The older I get, the more true that seems. The men I know who are careless end up with bad mates, or none at all, bad jobs, or none at all, and bad lives, or none at all.

    The first step to being an Alpha is realizing your mommy isn’t going to show up and make everything all right, the world doesn’t care about you or your home, your wife, your children, your health, or pretty much anything about you. The only ones who will take any interest in you only do so to take whatever they can from you, your money, your time, your family and possessions. NO ONE CARES ABOUT YOU!!!!!

    Once you realize that no one else is going to tell you where you parked, you start to make darn sure you remember. You, as a man, cannot afford to be careless.

  6. Dalrock says:

    @Dan in Philly
    I remember a great quote from “The Godfather.” Vito (Brando) said to Michael “Women and children can afford to be careless, but men cannot.” The older I get, the more true that seems. The men I know who are careless end up with bad mates, or none at all, bad jobs, or none at all, and bad lives, or none at all.

    Great point. My original point with the post was to turn around the standard feminist look how incompetent men are meme used in this and countless other commercials. But your point is spot on, in reality men really are expected to be more competent. I would say the cost for lack of seriousness applies to women just as much as men though. It just often takes longer for the consequences to set in.

  7. Dan in Philly says:

    “But your point is spot on, in reality men really are expected to be more competent.”

    The very fact that we are supposed to find the beta-man in this commercial (and many others, along with TV shows, movies, etc) funny only serves to highlight the true state of things. We laugh when we see the hapless man being frowned upon by his shrewish wife as he searches for his car, because it jars our sense of the way thing are, or should be. You could argue that until they start making commercials where the man acting like a true Alpha (not a caricature Alpha) seems funny, we’re still winning.

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