04-03-2017 - Petra - What Women Want

Miss Sloane is a movie picture that tells the story of a woman that work for lobbies in the U.S.A. Her professional life immerses her on a spiral of demanding tasks that erases completely her personal life. She does not have time to feel that she is alone. She does not have time at all. She suffers from sleep deprivation and relies duting the day on pills to make the world go round. Perpetual professional  duties isolates her from doing simple things like do some scrambled eggs and a salad. Despite she is afluent, she eats at a shabby greasy dinner directly from the paper buckets.

As a member of a shared economy,  she also shares male prostitutes. She is only interested in selfish pleasure and be breathless for some time in order that she senses that it still can feel. She falls in love by the only prostitute that is introduced in the script, called Ford, his real name, that she does not even believe once we are vested in alias and multiple nick names. As duties are stronger and addiction to non-stopping outstanding requests, she casts him away.

I assume I wrote before how in this new sharing economy, we expose our bodies at the expense of some emotionless social networks. Ain't easy to love today.  Why wasting time of building desire when we can save that precious time looking at screens and build our values based on fake assumptions?


Human Resources managers are dealing with one of the most interesting generation transitions with the looming and transformation of millennials. Some weeks ago I was taking with an American on his 60's  and I asked him if he belong to the hippie generation. He told me that he didn't - he matured in the 70's - but his younger brother did live during that era and was betrayed by his expectations as the system showed him its total indifference by his values. The elder millennials are also realising that the time to jump from job to job, the dream of living without asset ownership is driving to search for something bright. What is particular interesting to point in some of the reports referred by business consulting companies, like Delloite, is the fact that females that do not want to pursue a career, start to discover that is becoming to late to settle. Annette Peacock in the moving song "My Mother never taught me how to cook " refers that a woman was not designed to serve, was conceived to create.


When I am stressed, I like to cut my hair. It relaxes me. I go usually to the same Hairdresser. There are two ladies I particular let to structure my hair. One is a little chubby Indian that uses spectacles like mine - Clark Kent style - and another one,  a local black woman, tall, vibrant, energetic, with a strong voice. Both like to do caress in my hair. Probably they do that to any other customer, but for me is special. Is my indulgement pill. The Indian lady is very shy and barely talk. As she puts her tinny hand an moves my hair, she looks at me with the will so ask me something , but ends decreasing the value of the service that is providing, which is, helping me get rid of anger. The black woman is the opposite, she likes to talk and puts a big smile whiles she do makes my hair moves with the soft touch of her hand. One time, I asked her what she wants from a men. She did not described what she really was searching for, but gave an example from a another colleague on their 30's that was in a relationship with a an older man on their 50's. I asked her what was the point of dating an old man. She described that it was all about security, asset ownership, comfort on having a place, a home to arrive instead of uncertainty . I challenged her on that is what life is is worth for. In exchange of putting some food on the table, become a slave of submission. She told me, security is everything, this is what a man was created for. I wonder if she also concur with this principle.


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