What matters most
October 17, 2011
“Yes, I understood when Noam spoke of the power of his work. I had always thought of intelligence as power, the supreme power. Understanding is not the means of mastery, but the end itself (see Spinoza). This belief, pushed through the dark channels of the libido, emerged as the determinant of my sexual preferences. I am only attracted to men who I believe to be more intelligent than I am. A detected mistake in logic considerably cools my desire. They can be shorter, they can be weaker, they can be poorer, they can be meaner, but they must be smarter. For the smart are the masters in my mattering region. And if you gain power over them, then through the transitivity of power you too are powerful.”
The Mind-Body Problem by Rebecca Goldstein
Short, weak, poor and mean! you would have to be blond to hanker after diamonds.
…Though I imagine there would be nothing wrong with having it all: gold assets, a strong libido and a fierce intelligence. Jack pot! in terms of attraction. You would be the honey where it matters; the master of secure attachment.