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Love story 100 – Do males always love themselves this much?

on September 30, 2012

Prince (our only white peacock): I just love the smell of my feathers – glorious!

King: I know what you mean, Prince – I love the angles of my shadow on the lawn.

Okay, years ago – well before Ants and I got married and had Ming and well before Ants got so sick – I asked him to explain his arrogant, strutting self-posturing.

He said (and I will never forget it), “Jules, men have to love themselves just in case nobody else does.”


24 responses to “Love story 100 – Do males always love themselves this much?

  1. artfulanxiety says:

    What a witty bloke. I should ask my partner and see what he says.

  2. Men and peacocks. Hmmm. Anthony had a point.

  3. Rhonda says:

    That was pretty insightful of Ants…thought women the more likely candidates for built in self defense mechanisms like that. Learn something new every day…and I’ve been surrounded my nothing but men my entire life and I never thought to ask that question!

  4. terry1954 says:

    that was so cute, but I agree, there is something to be said about a male’s ego!

  5. Robyn Lee says:

    super interesting comment by Ants there… amazing actually! I think once the man (or woman) loves him/herself (genuinely) than everyone else will just follow suit! So he was on to something! Loved this! xo

  6. artsifrtsy says:

    We have a neighborhood peacock. He goes to a community building several times a day to admire his reflection in the glass doors on the porch. He’s the most beautiful thing he’s ever seen:)

  7. viveka says:

    I like Ant’s humor … you know that not only great feathers will not make a nice birds. *smile

  8. A terrific response. It’s insightful to hear a man say something like that. A fear no one will love them; isn’t that a fear we all have?

  9. Hey sounds like he was spot on about men loving themselves……………….lol

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  11. elizabeth says:

    So that’s why! Who knew? Ants. 🙂

  12. dcwisdom says:

    Rick wasn’t a body builder (he was a rock-n-roll drummer) and never did the muscle flexing thing, but one of my sons is/does! Oh man! Is he ever proud of himself! Struts like a peacock! Do you get the Geico commercial on tv there? The one where the body builder is directing traffic? Hilarious!

  13. tootlepedal says:

    You may well be well loved but be unsure that this is so. You may appear to love yourself but it may only as a cover for a deep distrust about your loveablitly. On the other hand you may love yourself because you really are lovable and it’s just that no one else has noticed. There are so many possibilities.

  14. that is adorable and sweet and kind of sad

  15. bluebee says:

    That’s their excuse and they’re sticking to it, haha

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