Theory on the stages of life
Sunday, Apr 05, 2009
- Stage 1. Ages 0-13: Naïvete (sometimes naïvete continues the rest of life)
- Stage 2. Ages 14-18: Confusion (the more intellectual, the more confused. sometimes the confusion stage continues the rest of life)
- Stage 3. Ages 19-23: Egotism and/or Horniness (sometimes either or both continue the rest of life)
- Stage 4. Ages 24-?: Jaded and/or Pragmatic
- Stage 5. Ages ?-66: ... Thinking for yourself? ...
- Stage X. Ages 66-Death: Senility (real or imagined)
Specific ages in the stages are highly affected by geography, year of birth, and culture, but the pattern is likely the same.
Any of the stages can be abruptly skipped or indefinitely extended by one of the following: disease (physical or mental), poverty, war, family circumstances, cults, religion, political environment, discrimination, social ineptitudes, irrational decisions, unlucky turns of events, fate, death, incarceration, disembowelment, cheating, nepotism, and many more.
Monogamous puppy love (which probably only occurs in ~10% of relationships) most likely forms in Stage 3 due to self-convincing, impregnation, and/or innocence, and is less likely to start afterward. For males, Stage 4 ushers in beauty lust towards females and self-importance lust towards themselves. For females, Stage 4 ushers in power/money/beauty lust towards males and self-beauty lust towards themselves.