Surgery Won’t Buy these Rich Men Happiness

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Surgery Won't Buy these Rich Men Happiness

Harry Baker: Do what­ever you want, live like a bum.
Alan Baker: Why am I a bum?
Harry Baker: Are you mar­ried?
Alan Baker: No
Harry Baker: Then you’re a bum

Come blow your horn 1963

This story from the NY Post got me laugh­ing:

When Scott, a male model who says he’s in his 30s, kicks off the Hamp­tons high sea­son this week­end at his Sag Har­bor water­front house, the unat­tached hunk won’t have any reser­va­tions about hook­ing up with women he hardly knows.

I had a vasec­tomy a few months ago. Hav­ing a house in the Hamp­tons and being fairly well-​off, I’ve encoun­tered some prob­lems — women try to get preg­nant,” said Scott, a reg­u­lar on the soci­ety scene who earns a cool half-​million a year.

He recalled sex part­ners who have lied to him about being on birth con­trol. “It’s a trick. [They say] ‘I love you, [we] don’t need a condom.’ ”

Scott — who describes him­self as “Tarzan with light eyes” — typ­i­cally beds up to 10 dif­fer­ent women per sum­mer and esti­mates that 20 per­cent of the sin­gle ladies he encoun­ters are look­ing to trap a rich guy with a baby.

The goal? At the very least: 18 to 21 years of child sup­port and, in some instances, a green card for the mother, since their child would be born in the US

It the cul­ture that I was brought up with, the proper descrip­tion of these guys would be a “bum”. And appar­ently these poor abused rich bums are hor­ri­fied at the prospect that sex might have con­se­quences and so it’s time to go under the knife:

This extor­tion hap­pens all the time. Women come after them. [They get preg­nant and] want a ran­som pay­ment,” said Shus­ter­man. “Some guys do an analy­sis of the cost — for three days of dis­com­fort [after a vasec­tomy], it’s worth mil­lions of dol­lars to them.

I never see a poor guy [ask­ing] for a vasec­tomy,” he added. “Rich guys are a pop­u­la­tion that’s abused a lot.”

Just ask John, a 34-​year-​old bach­e­lor who had the pro­ce­dure this month. (He asked that his name be changed for pro­fes­sional reasons.)

The real-​estate devel­oper and Upper West Side res­i­dent — who said he can have a dif­fer­ent sex part­ner in the Hamp­tons every week­end — doesn’t want a repeat of last sum­mer, when a woman he met at a party tried to pull a fast one after sex.

Now let’s for­get the fact that this oper­a­tion isn’t going to pro­tect these guys from the var­i­ous sex­u­ally trans­mit­ted dis­eases and the like, let’s also for­get that the fact that the longer you wait to reverse a vasec­tomy the lower the chances it can be reversed and let’s con­cede Glenn Reynolds point that the women who do this are dis­hon­est and dis­hon­or­able but the bot­tom line is the con­fir­ma­tion of this line by Stacy McCain at Medium.

Once you sep­a­rate sex­ual behav­ior from its pro­cre­ative func­tion, so that “sex” is no longer about men and women form­ing per­ma­nent pair-​bonds for the pur­poses of rais­ing fam­i­lies, every­thing goes hay­wire. If “sex” is merely about hedo­nism, and if we can only dis­cuss “sex­u­al­ity” and “gen­der” as amor­phous intel­lec­tual abstract con­cepts based on our emo­tional moods, then we can expect end­less con­fu­sion and mis­ery to follow.

But there’s more to it than that. If you look at the rules of Judeo-​Christianity as taught and as writ­ten for thou­sands of years before our friends on the left and in acad­e­mia got ahold of them, you fig­ure out very quickly that said rules were not about puni­tive restric­tions of a dic­ta­tor demand­ing his sub­ject fol­low his whims, but were about a lov­ing father know­ing what’s best for his children’s well being and hap­pi­ness and steer­ing them in the right direction.

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m a man just like the rest of these guys and I’d be lying if I didn’t wish that after 29 years of mar­riage I did as well in a year as these guys do in a cou­ple of weeks, but I’m also old and wise enough to know how this will end, almost cer­tainly with a woman much like the ones they are cur­rently dodg­ing in love with their money rather than them­selves and if they are VERY lucky able to reverse their oper­a­tion to have a fam­ily late in life who will stay just long enough to make sure the divorce set­tle­ment is to their liking.

but bar­ring such luck it’s much more likely they will find them­selves pay­ing off stu­dent loans of woman’s stud­ies majors for com­pany while going long on Via­gra futures as father time asserts himself.

Again this is not a ques­tion of a puni­tive result, it’s the log­i­cal end­ing to rela­tion­ship goals based on hedonism.

Now if these fel­lows had been look­ing for a spouse early, they would not only have a read­ily avail­able sex­ual part­ner but would likely have one whose affec­tions were not based on the profit motive and a fam­ily to rejoice with him in suc­cess, com­fort him in fail­ure and when their later years came they would have fam­ily that would love them unconditionally.

Again this is not about rules or reg­u­la­tions this is about real­ity and in the end no mat­ter how much money you have, real­ity will assert itself and no mat­ter how lit­tle sym­pa­thy I have for these fel­low, real­ity will have even less.

If these guys are smart they will stop look­ing for hookup and start look­ing for a wife, if not, may they be happy with the choices they make, because they’ll be liv­ing with them forever.

Harry Baker: Do whatever you want, live like a bum.
Alan Baker: Why am I a bum?
Harry Baker: Are you married?
Alan Baker: No
Harry Baker: Then you’re a bum

Come blow your horn 1963

This story from the NY Post got me laughing:

When Scott, a male model who says he’s in his 30s, kicks off the Hamptons high season this weekend at his Sag Harbor waterfront house, the unattached hunk won’t have any reservations about hooking up with women he hardly knows.

“I had a vasectomy a few months ago. Having a house in the Hamptons and being fairly well-off, I’ve encountered some problems — women try to get pregnant,” said Scott, a regular on the society scene who earns a cool half-million a year.

He recalled sex partners who have lied to him about being on birth control. “It’s a trick. [They say] ‘I love you, [we] don’t need a condom.’ ”

Scott — who describes himself as “Tarzan with light eyes” — typically beds up to 10 different women per summer and estimates that 20 percent of the single ladies he encounters are looking to trap a rich guy with a baby.

The goal? At the very least: 18 to 21 years of child support and, in some instances, a green card for the mother, since their child would be born in the US

It the culture that I was brought up with, the proper description of these guys would be a “bum”. And apparently these poor abused rich bums are horrified at the prospect that sex might have consequences and so it’s time to go under the knife:

 

“This extortion happens all the time. Women come after them. [They get pregnant and] want a ransom payment,” said Shusterman. “Some guys do an analysis of the cost — for three days of discomfort [after a vasectomy], it’s worth millions of dollars to them.

“I never see a poor guy [asking] for a vasectomy,” he added. “Rich guys are a population that’s abused a lot.”

Just ask John, a 34-year-old bachelor who had the procedure this month. (He asked that his name be changed for professional reasons.)

The real-estate developer and Upper West Side resident — who said he can have a different sex partner in the Hamptons every weekend — doesn’t want a repeat of last summer, when a woman he met at a party tried to pull a fast one after sex.

 

Now let’s forget the fact that this operation isn’t going to protect these guys from the various sexually transmitted diseases and the like, let’s also forget that the fact that the longer you wait to reverse a vasectomy the lower the chances it can be reversed and let’s concede Glenn Reynolds point that the women who do this are dishonest and dishonorable but the bottom line is the confirmation of this line by Stacy McCain at Medium.

Once you separate sexual behavior from its procreative function, so that “sex” is no longer about men and women forming permanent pair-bonds for the purposes of raising families, everything goes haywire. If “sex” is merely about hedonism, and if we can only discuss “sexuality” and “gender” as amorphous intellectual abstract concepts based on our emotional moods, then we can expect endless confusion and misery to follow.

But there’s more to it than that. If you look at the rules of Judeo-Christianity as taught and as written for thousands of years before our friends on the left and in academia got ahold of them, you figure out very quickly that said rules were not about punitive restrictions of a dictator demanding his subject follow his whims, but were about a loving father knowing what’s best for his children’s well being and happiness and steering them in the right direction.

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m a man just like the rest of these guys and I’d be lying if I didn’t wish that after 29 years of marriage I did as well in a year as these guys do in a couple of weeks, but I’m also old and wise enough to know how this will end, almost certainly with a woman much like the ones they are currently dodging in love with their money rather than themselves and if they are VERY lucky able to reverse their operation to have a family late in life who will stay just long enough to make sure the divorce settlement is to their liking.

but barring such luck it’s much more likely they will find themselves paying off student loans of woman’s studies majors for company while going long on Viagra futures as father time asserts himself.

Again this is not a question of a punitive result, it’s the logical ending to relationship goals based on hedonism.

Now if these fellows had been looking for a spouse early, they would not only have a readily available sexual partner but would likely have one whose affections were not based on the profit motive and a family to rejoice with him in success, comfort him in failure and when their later years came they would have family that would love them unconditionally.

Again this is not about rules or regulations this is about reality and in the end no matter how much money you have, reality will assert itself and no matter how little sympathy I have for these fellow, reality will have even less.

If these guys are smart they will stop looking for hookup and start looking for a wife, if not, may they be happy with the choices they make, because they’ll be living with them forever.