At an award winning Nature centre, surrounded by pristine natural beauty and a few thousand birds, amidst lush green acres of woods, sparkling streams, grassland, fields of butter cup and bliss, we sat quietly, content in silence, contemplative in thought. The children were quiet too and so was our friend who had come with us. Some of the birds were so tame that they were eating out of my hand.(yes--that's me feeding the bird)
Later when we stood watching, there was this lapwing which dived in and aggressively pushed another bird out of its way.
"Males," said this friend with an understanding smile. " It is the fight in the mating ritual."
"How do you know they are males?" asked my son.
"The Males are always more attractive than the females. See the stag with its majestic horns, see the peacock, see the guppy fishes," I said. "The males have to impress the females so the females can choose whom to mate with; The males have to be very attractive so the females will look at them." I added.
"Except in the humans--the females are more attractive," said my husband.
"That is because the guys need not be good looking to impress them. They can impress them with their fancy cars and bank balances. The poor birds can't do that," I said and everybody burst out laughing.
It is inherent in nature--this male competitiveness. Men just have to show off. No man can digest a woman praising another man.
Look at the video above. (I just love that song) So typical of a man! :-)
Women are far more subtle. Far more complex. Far more cleverer when it comes to reading non-verbal clues. And when it comes to flirting too. Poor men have miles to go in that department.
That is just how nature intended it to be--and that is just the way it is.
Like it or not!