Do you know why I love women? I’ll tell you why. Women are believers at heart. Believers with breasts. Women will see black and swear that if they stare long enough, it might turn into green. See, women believe in potential.
That is so sweet.
Just like disrespect is the number one killer of black males between birth and death 18 and 35, potential is the number one killer of the hopes and dreams in a relationship.
What COULD he be?
What COULD we be?
And much like “what if Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear”, they are asinine questions.
I’ve always wondered why women were such believers in what a man could be. It’s not like they’re always proven right. It’s for this reason I’ll always think that, at our core, women are better people than men. Generally I couldn’t care less about your potential.
Actually that’s not true. I’m concerned about a woman’s potential to become patently unattractive after a few kids and genetics kick in. But I’m just shallow like that. See, my potential is more of a just-how-far-down-is-your-bottom type of thing. On the contrary, women are very much concerned with a man’s upside.
Once again, that’s so sweet.
My guess is that a lot of relationships fall apart for women at the point that they realize that the man they think can be the next CEO of a Fortune 500 company is happy as a pig in slop at his retail job selling camera’s at Best Buy. It’s kind of funny if you think about it. It’s like every man is every woman’s potential playdough. Add just the right amount of tender love and care, throw in a little common sense, and help him mature and then wham, he could go from Morris Chestnut in Boyz In The Hood (RIIIIIIIIIIIICKY!) to Morris Chestnut in The Best Man. Though chances are, he probably will never make that transition.
But oh, the possibilities. Like I said, men do it too, though when its not about what she might be in the future its more like, “she’ll give me head one day!” Though if you’re a grown ass man dating a woman who “doesn’t do that” you should probably just go kill yourself.
Mostly because she just doesn’t do it to you. They probably used to call her Jawbone. And if you are a woman who actually “doesn’t do that”, then you should be sent to Idaho and forced to shell potatoes (I know that doesn’t make sense) and eat cacti.
The bottom line here is that women tend to shoot themselves in the foot a lot dealing with man’s “potential.” If you’re entire relationship is based on what you hope your man can be, then you probably need a healthy does of reality. You also need to let your man know upfront that the person he is now isn’t exactly who you hope he is two years from now.
Or just don’t date janitors.