Know thyself

February 5, 2010
I’ve known several women well who’ve dated men who did nonprofit work in third-world countries.

High-maintenance women.

I say that will all the respect in the world and define it lovingly.

If you have and enjoy nice jewelry, expensive clothing and your car, home and furnishings are worth well more than the average, if you do not enjoy camping or two-star hotels and enjoy daily showers, luxury lotions and a blow dryer, then you are a high-maintenance woman.

And I should know, because I am one.

This Postsecret reminded me of them.

In the blush of romance, these friends insisted that they would certainly be able to either live or spend significant time in the third world country in which their man worked.

I think it’s a nice thought but I never believed it. Not for a minute. Thank goodness it never came to that.

Knowing yourself is not always easy. But taking an honest look at who you really are is always worth the time and trouble.

Especially when a life involving a third-world country is concerned.

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