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Most Men and Women Under Fifty in Western Countries are Going to Die Alone
A few years ago, I noticed an interesting but little-discussed trend related to persistent declines in the rates of fertility across many countries. A massive reduction in fertility always occurs after the median age for women having their first child crosses 27. This holds true whether you are talking about Germany, Sweden, Italy, Greece or Japan and South Korea. Some years ago, on a previous blog, I also wrote about how changes in the ‘life-cycle’ of people in western countries caused by the widespread adoption of neoliberal ideology, such as unnecessarily long university education and very unstable jobs/careers, had created conditions for the slow motion implosion of those societies. I have also written about how women delude themselves about their sexual desirability, false consciousness and self image in women in West and how weak men facilitate the delusions of women.
You might be also aware that hypergamous behavior by women in declining developed countries has frozen out anywhere from 30-50% of men out of normal heterosexual relationships. It does not help that most the remaining 70-50% of men are unlikely to have anything approaching a stable and trustworthy relationship with women. Now take all thes trends to their logical conclusions. Given that a significant percentage of men under 50 today do not have a stake in maintaining the status quo or the promise of a somewhat stable relationship with women or children (if they have any), what exactly is going to keep them invested in the future of the societies they inhabit? But it gets worse.. for two reasons. Firstly, these trends keep become larger as we go down the age groups- such that those in their 20s are more affected than those in their 30s who in turn are more affected than those in their 40s.
Secondly, why does anybody expect that men who have been repeatedly burned in everything from dating, relationships, marriage, parenthood will keep playing the rigged game given that they have no chance of even a modest success? While there is no shortage of optimists in their 20s.. the charade starts becoming exhausting and frustrating to the point where people start to stop playing it- not unlike how a poorly designed game will lose keep losing players regardless of the size of its marketing budget. And let us be honest, the percentage of men who will accept demanding and mentally damaged women with serious baggage keeps declining with age. However the expectations of delusional older women has little connection with their actual worth. Consequently a significant percentage, and eventually a majority of men in certain countries, are going to build a life around being single.
However given that the ratio of the two sexes in humans is 1:1, this also means that an equal number and percentage of women are going to end up single, lonely and not in an especially good financial situation. While this might be somewhat easy to ignore in their 30s, it will become increasingly harder to do so with each decade. Ultimately, we are going to see entire societies and nations in demographic freefall and full of lonely people who despise and distrust each other. Sounds wonderful..
What do you think? Comments?