I had another interesting insight that I want to share with you today. It's related to the different roles men and women play in reproduction.
My friend, the single mom, said something that really struck me the other day. She seemed surprised that I didn't enjoy the (large amount of) work that I had reluctantly taken on to bail her out of a major crisis. It seemed to me that she was surprised that I didn't enjoy participating in her reproductive project (by helping keep her and her child with a roof over their heads and financially solvent). It reminded me of a time, long ago, when I learned that my girlfriend didn't enjoy sex with me so much. It was hard for me to fathom at the time and was immensely saddening because for me, the sex was heaven It was almost incomprehensible to me that it wasn't the same for her. (I wasn't, at the time, aware of Karezza).
I wonder if Nature has hard wired men to enjoy sexual intercourse and women to enjoy child-rearing so that our reproduction is assured? No wonder everything else is so difficult!