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by Kiran on October 17, 2011 · 18 comments

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Hey y’all! Hope your Monday is as glorious as Florida’s recent weather :D

Just returned from a glorious run. First I thought it would be impossible to get myself out there. But having chowed down on delicious french toast this morning – smothered in butter, nutella and peanut butter – it was more than a convincing reason to workout.

Just when I thought the reason to run was good enough,  my momentum toned way down when I couldn’t get the ipod shuffle working. So I altered my initial plan and just stuck to a simple and short run. Something always better than nothing.

While I was cruising around the neighborhood block, my mind begin racing with different thoughts. I recalled reading a recent article on gender inequality.

There’s more literature such as “men are from mars, women are from venus” and “why men don’t listen and women can’t read maps” out there, questioning and provoking stereotypical nuances in our society.

Don’t people read normal books anymore?

What bothers me the most is when women are stereotyped even for not being able to read maps. I literally hate learning maps. Not that I don’t know how to decipher it. I choose not to have any interest in spending my time sopping over bunch of maps. That’s what the Husband is good at. I mean, why to mess a perfect opportunity or a chance for the Husband to gloat?

Garnered men and women are different in so many ways. And those differences exist to balance out in the relationship. I don’t name-call the Husband if he isn’t good at cooking. We are not supposed to be good at everything. It’s best to think it this way – I think we complement each other very well with the skills that we excel, individually.

All these thoughts surely kicks up the adrenaline and energy. I think I should stick to running thoughts similar to this one just so I could squeeze in a great workout.

What are you thinking lately? Anything as annoying as stereotypical mindset?

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