Female Brotherhood

female brotherhood

The colors of love and compassion.

Modern woman is supposed to compete with her husband or life companion in order to prove equal. But she is also supposed to compete with her female friends, because competition is one of the basic principles of behavior in Western world. We learn to compete in school as little children and it sticks.

As glorious as we may feel, when we win, competition as such is not the best thing for relationships. It keeps us apart instead of drawing us together.

I wrote in one of my previous blogs that the key to a lifelong relationship with your partner is to be a team and not a competing pair (How to Grow Old Together). In the present blog I wish to emphasize that also competition with your friends will draw too much energy out of you.

In my opinion it is time for women to reunite, but not against men. Just reunite and be good friends that enjoy the blessings of being a woman together. I have seen envious women do more harm to other women than men ever do to them.

Being competitive is historically a male trait. What is really needed these days is compassion, which is historically a female trait. Instead of competing with men and other women, we could concentrate on developing compassion.

Take care,
Helena Smole, author of Balancing the Beast, a book offering a bright view of schizoaffective disorder ˗ bipolar or manic-depressive type

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