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What Women Really Mean When They Say: "I am just finding myself."
#1
The statement "I am just finding myself." often finds itself in the mouth of a woman rationalizing things. 

Women use it as a way to explain their actions and soften the impact. 

Translated, the term says the following:

"I have so many options that I don't know what to choose. I am brainwashed to believe that I deserve the best and only the best. I don't know why. I just do. I will do whatever I want. If a form of responsibility or a difficulty comes, I will just try to find myself at another place, hopefully an easier one."

In short, finding myself means playing around without doing anything serious. The process also comes with a good form of pleasure seeking and of course - traveling - women's favorite hobby. 

Before you know it, she hits the late 20s or maybe even early 30s. She is single...maybe she has a dog. Guess, what? She still hasn't found herself. What is she looking for? What does it really mean to find yourself? That's a story for another post. 

What does she do? She fires up a dating app like Tinder and starts looking for herself there.

I met a woman like that. She had turned 30 a few months ago. She had just quit her tedious job. She was also fresh out of a 3-year relationship including cohabitation with a man.

How do I know all of that?

I had a Tinder date with her. She slipped during the conversation and basically told me that she has had sex with two different men in the span of 10-14 days (both from Tinder).

"I have no regrets," she added.

Eventually, I asked her - "what are you plans for the future?" It was a logical question since she seemed at a crossroad - no job, new decade in her life, single...etc. She said - "I need to find myself."

This happened almost 2 years ago. I bet she is still looking.

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(12-06-2018, 03:21 PM)TruthSeeker Wrote: The statement "I am just finding myself." often finds itself in the mouth of a woman rationalizing things. 

Women use it as a way to explain their actions and soften the impact. 

Translated, the term says the following:

"I have so many options that I don't know what to choose. I am brainwashed to believe that I deserve the best and only the best. I don't know why. I just do. I will do whatever I want. If a form of responsibility or a difficulty comes, I will just try to find myself at another place, hopefully an easier one."

In short, finding myself means playing around without doing anything serious. The process also comes with a good form of pleasure seeking and of course - traveling - women's favorite hobby. 

Before you know it, she hits the late 20s or maybe even early 30s. She is single...maybe she has a dog. Guess, what? She still hasn't found herself. What is she looking for? What does it really mean to find yourself? That's a story for another post. 

What does she do? She fires up a dating app like Tinder and starts looking for herself there.

I met a woman like that. She had turned 30 a few months ago. She had just quit her tedious job. She was also fresh out of a 3-year relationship including cohabitation with a man.

How do I know all of that?

I had a Tinder date with her. She slipped during the conversation and basically told me that she has had sex with two different men in the span of 10-14 days (both from Tinder).

"I have no regrets," she added.

Eventually, I asked her - "what are you plans for the future?" It was a logical question since she seemed at a crossroad - no job, new decade in her life, single...etc. She said - "I need to find myself."

This happened almost 2 years ago. I bet she is still looking.

Smile

You don't find yourself, you create yourself through choices, mistakes and regrets.

People who say they have no regrets...are just too scared to face their regrets and their insufficiencies.

Its impossible to live without regret, because its impossible to live without making mistakes. If you make a mistake your natural reaction is to regret the mistake, otherwise you would just repeat and repeat it, hence never truly growing emotionally.  

Regret builds character. Of course I am not talking about obsessing over regret. I am talking about accepting it as a way of life and a way of growing.
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#3
I guess the reverse feminist answer would be - I am searching for what I should create. Ironically, what they are creating is a monster.

I agree with you about regret. I have regrets because I have done many mistakes, most of them stupid and avoidable, that have led to poor results and performance.
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#4
(12-07-2018, 06:48 AM)TruthSeeker Wrote: I guess the reverse feminist answer would be - I am searching for what I should create. Ironically, what they are creating is a monster.

I agree with you about regret. I have regrets because I have done many mistakes, most of them stupid and avoidable, that have led to poor results and performance.

Bro don't get me started on regrets Smile

I have learnt to live with my choices and try to take some good out of my mistakes, that is all we can do.

Its one of the reasons I still lift. At least I will never regret not putting my all into my physique.
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#5
This 'finding myself' stuff comes to an abrupt end when she gets pregnant. Most women get up the duff by thirty.

Men have more freedom there. We aren't changed fundamentally by having kids. As soon as she's pregnant it all changes for her though.

As soon as women have kids their main consideration when dating is how suitable the man is as a father to her kid.
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(12-06-2018, 03:21 PM)TruthSeeker Wrote: The statement "I am just finding myself." often finds itself in the mouth of a woman rationalizing things. 

Women use it as a way to explain their actions and soften the impact. 

Translated, the term says the following:

"I have so many options that I don't know what to choose. I am brainwashed to believe that I deserve the best and only the best. I don't know why. I just do. I will do whatever I want. If a form of responsibility or a difficulty comes, I will just try to find myself at another place, hopefully an easier one."

In short, finding myself means playing around without doing anything serious. The process also comes with a good form of pleasure seeking and of course - traveling - women's favorite hobby. 

Before you know it, she hits the late 20s or maybe even early 30s. She is single...maybe she has a dog. Guess, what? She still hasn't found herself. What is she looking for? What does it really mean to find yourself? That's a story for another post. 

What does she do? She fires up a dating app like Tinder and starts looking for herself there.

I met a woman like that. She had turned 30 a few months ago. She had just quit her tedious job. She was also fresh out of a 3-year relationship including cohabitation with a man.

How do I know all of that?

I had a Tinder date with her. She slipped during the conversation and basically told me that she has had sex with two different men in the span of 10-14 days (both from Tinder).

"I have no regrets," she added.

Eventually, I asked her - "what are you plans for the future?" It was a logical question since she seemed at a crossroad - no job, new decade in her life, single...etc. She said - "I need to find myself."

This happened almost 2 years ago. I bet she is still looking.

Smile

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As a man who has traveled, I dont get all this obsetion with females about traveling. What the fuck does it mean to "find yourself" like the book says, it aint like if you go to Ibiza you are going to find a key that will open the chest of your "true self". I have experienced the same true seeker, when you ask these girls "and how are you gonna find yourself in Ibiza" they got no idea why they do what they do, it justs feels good. I know girls who have got into debt just to find themselves in a beach in Oaxaca. Worst of all, you try to inculcate them some logic about the subject and they get mad, I mean if you are going to find "yourself" why do you have to travel, isnt yourself right here? If you want to find yourself a better idea is to go to a monastery, not to Ibiza or Cancun. havent seen the page in a while, I'll try to read and buy your book before summer ends, you are a very good writer, it seems that you followed Schopenhauer adviced "honra y provecho no caben en un saco" which is what all great writers do.
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#7
you don't need to find yourself you need to accept yourself. tbh you just need to find meaning really.
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#8
(12-06-2018, 03:21 PM)TruthSeeker Wrote: The statement "I am just finding myself." often finds itself in the mouth of a woman rationalizing things. 

Women use it as a way to explain their actions and soften the impact. 

Translated, the term says the following:

"I have so many options that I don't know what to choose. I am brainwashed to believe that I deserve the best and only the best. I don't know why. I just do. I will do whatever I want. If a form of responsibility or a difficulty comes, I will just try to find myself at another place, hopefully an easier one."

In short, finding myself means playing around without doing anything serious. The process also comes with a good form of pleasure seeking and of course - traveling - women's favorite hobby. 

Before you know it, she hits the late 20s or maybe even early 30s. She is single...maybe she has a dog. Guess, what? She still hasn't found herself. What is she looking for? What does it really mean to find yourself? That's a story for another post. 

What does she do? She fires up a dating app like Tinder and starts looking for herself there.

I met a woman like that. She had turned 30 a few months ago. She had just quit her tedious job. She was also fresh out of a 3-year relationship including cohabitation with a man.

How do I know all of that?

I had a Tinder date with her. She slipped during the conversation and basically told me that she has had sex with two different men in the span of 10-14 days (both from Tinder).

"I have no regrets," she added.

Eventually, I asked her - "what are you plans for the future?" It was a logical question since she seemed at a crossroad - no job, new decade in her life, single...etc. She said - "I need to find myself."

This happened almost 2 years ago. I bet she is still looking.

Smile


If she dumps you to "find herself" that means as you correctly said that she is looking for her options. My advice would be to do the same, and not wait for her to return to you. Chances are, if she indeed does return, especially if the break up is sudden, that her other option(s) didnt work out and you are the bottom feeder until she recovers her self esteem and go on a "finding myself" adventure again.


People who say "i need to find myself" usually never truly find themselves. They are just projecting their wish to become something better, not the action . Which is why she is most likely still looking as you said.

People hardly ever blame themselves for their current state of life (if its bad ofc). Its really easy to blame others for your misfortune (my ex was an ass/bitch, my friend was stupid, my family is bad etc) . Finding myself is a code word for saying "i am a low value person, i lost people due to this, and now i need to work my way to new relationships which will feed my ego" . You dont find yourself, you create yourself. Just as you create your future (up to a certain point) and never find your future. You cant "find" your future, so if you cant find your future, why and how on earth would you "find" yourself?

Dont fall for such crap. If you are on a dating app and she says she is finding herself, trend carefully . She is most likely a bitch that screwed herself up, she most likely never worked on herself, never did things of value for herself and now that she is single she feels a deep void because she no longer has something to occupy her mind - hence the reason why she "needs to find herself"
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(07-10-2019, 09:13 AM)khrazz Wrote: If she dumps you to "find herself" that means as you correctly said that she is looking for her options. My advice would be to do the same, and not wait for her to return to you. Chances are, if she indeed does return, especially if the break up is sudden, that her other option(s) didnt work out and you are the bottom feeder until she recovers her self esteem and go on a "finding myself" adventure again.


People who say "i need to find myself" usually never truly find themselves. They are just projecting their wish to become something better, not the action . Which is why she is most likely still looking as you said.

People hardly ever blame themselves for their current state of life (if its bad ofc). Its really easy to blame others for your misfortune (my ex was an ass/bitch, my friend was stupid, my family is bad etc) . Finding myself is a code word for saying "i am a low value person, i lost people due to this, and now i need to work my way to new relationships which will feed my ego" . You dont find yourself, you create yourself. Just as you create your future (up to a certain point) and never find your future. You cant "find" your future, so if you cant find your future, why and how on earth would you "find" yourself?

Dont fall for such crap. If you are on a dating app and she says she is finding herself, trend carefully . She is most likely a bitch that screwed herself up, she most likely never worked on herself, never did things of value for herself and now that she is single she feels a deep void because she no longer has something to occupy her mind - hence the reason why she "needs to find herself"

A woman has never returned to me.

By doing so, she is saying that I'd been right. She'd hate that. Besides, women have many options and don't want to admit that they've made a mistake.
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