TOPIC: ARE HUMAN BEINGS POLYGAMOUS AT HEART BUT PRACTICE MONOGAMY? OR INTRINSICALLY MONOGAMOUS BUT PRACTICE POLYGAMY
I was recently challenged with this topic from one of my readers, and I urge you all to continue to send me topics for us to discuss and think about. Like my last food for thought which dealt with the human nature and question “Are human beings inherrently good with the potential to turn evil, or are we evil with elements of good”. That was a very successful Food for Thought
Today’s topic deals with human sexuality, emotions, relationships, commitment. I was asked if I believe human beings are fundamentally polygamous but yet practice monogamy? I don’t know, im curious about what you all think, will include your responses in my next post.
Personally, I see that dating back in history and even Bible times, and even other religions, through centruries, polygamy has seemed more prominent or not such a shock factor as it seems today. Why is that? Was it for economic reasons that men, kings will have harems, multiple wives, farmers with compounds and different wives in each one. Today, we see a lot of men in modern relationships still showing the need to want to experience more than one partner at the same time. I am not leaving the women out either, women have been known to have multiple partners, maybe not as open. However in some African cultures, polyandry is common. So, does Cupid’s bow strike that many times easily?
I wonder, how come we have a visceral negative almost paralyzing reaction to know that the object of our affections might want more than just us, but yet, at the same time, it seems history shows through generations that human beings are more prone to multiple partners at the same time than not? Paradox, life, or what? Does
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