Signpostings

Relationships in a World of Individualism

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    The rWorld is about more than Dale Kuehne's book Sex and the iWorld.
    The rWorld is a New England based, non-profit (in formation), that is composed of a growing number of people and organizations from many faith and ideological backgrounds worldwide. We believe that much of the fulfillment for which women and men are looking can be found by enhancing the quality of our relationships. While the individual freedom we enjoy in the West is a gift, the love and intimacy for which humans yearn will not be found in self-serving materialism or hedonism, but in a variety of healthy relationships.

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  • Dale Kuehne

    Sex & the iWorld

    Professor of Politics and The Richard L. Bready Chair for Ethics, Economics, and the Common Good at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.

    In this blog I'm highlighting signposts of the world in which we presently reside as a means of helping promote a civil, and meaningful dialogue about what kind of world in which we wish to live. I am particularly interested in exploring how might we reconcile the individual good and the common good, and where reconciliation isn’t possible, which should take precedence and why.

    I also blog at Sharewik.com

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Posts Tagged ‘Japan’

iRomance: An App for That

Posted by Dale Kuehne on April 12, 2017

Japanese women have found an app for romance that is even better than the real thing.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/21/asia/romance-gaming-japan/index.html

Give me one more chance
And you’ll be satisfied
Give me two more chances
You won’t be denied

Well my heart is where it’s always been
My head is somewhere in between
Give me one more chance
Let me be your lover tonight

You’re the real thing
Yeah the real thing
You’re the real thing
Even better than the real thing

Give me one last chance
And I’m gonna make you sing
Give me half a chance
To ride on the waves that you bring

You’re honey child to a swarm of bees
Gonna blow right through you like a breeze
Give me one last dance
We’ll slide down the surface of things

You’re the real thing
Yeah the real thing
You’re the real thing
Even better than the real thing

We’re free to fly the crimson sky
The sun won’t melt our wings tonight

Oh now
Here she comes

Take me higher
Take me higher
You take me higher?
You take me higher?

You’re the real thing
Yeah the real thing
You’re the real thing

Even better than the real thing
Even better than the real thing
Even better than the real thing

Even Better than the Real Thing by U2 from Achtung Baby (1991)

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Japan and the Next Frontier in Relational Armageddon: The End of Sex

Posted by Dale Kuehne on January 24, 2015

In 1983 Walker Percy asked what happens when sex becomes boring? Apparently we are finding out. By virtually every measure, including casual sex, the Japanese are becoming too busy, tired, or self absorbed to engage relationally with another. And they are not alone. The demographic trends in the West are all this trajectory.

Percy surmised that when sex becomes boring we will turn to violence.

Where did love go?

http://www.alternet.org/sex-amp-relationships/why-have-young-people-japan-stopped-having-sex

Lonely
I’m Mr. Lonely
I have nobody
To call my own

I’m so lonely
I’m Mr. Lonely
I have nobody
For my own
I’m so lonely

Yo, this one here
Goes out to all my playas out there, man, you know
That got that one good girl, lord
That’s always been there man like
Took all the bull****
And then one day she can’t take it no more
And decide to leave

Yeah, I woke up in the middle of the night
And I noticed my girl wasn’t by my side
Coulda sworn I was dreamin’
For her I was feenin’
So I had to take a little ride

Backtracking on these few years
Tryna figure out what I do to make it go bad
Cuz ever since my girl left me
My whole life came crashin’ an’ I’m so

Lonely
(So lonely)
I’m Mr. Lonely
(Mr. Lonely)
I have nobody
(I have nobody)
To call my own
(To call my own girl)

I am so lonely
(So lonely)
I’m Mr. Lonely
(Mr. Lonely)
I have nobody
(I have nobody)
For my own
(To call my own girl)
I am so lonely

Can’t believe I had a girl like you
And I just let you walk right outta my life
After all I put you through you still
Stuck around and stayed by my side

What really hurt me is I broke your heart, baby
You a good girl and I had no right
I really wanna make things right
Cuz without you in my life girl I’m so

Lonely
(So lonely)
I’m Mr. Lonely
(Mr. Lonely)
I have nobody
(I have nobody)
To call my own
(To call my own girl)

I am so lonely
(So lonely)
I’m Mr. Lonely
(Mr. Lonely)
I have nobody
(I have nobody)
For my own
(To call my own girl)
I am so lonely

Been all about the world ain’t never met a girl
That can take the things that you been through
Never thought the day would come
Where you’d get up and run
And I would be out chasing you

Cuz ain’t nowhere in the globe I’d rather be
Ain’t no one in the globe I’d rather see
Than the girl of my dreams that made me be
So happy but now I’m so lonely

Lonely
(So lonely)
I’m Mr. Lonely
(Mr. Lonely)
I have nobody
(I have nobody)
To call my own
(To call my own no)

I am so lonely
(So lonely)
I’m Mr. Lonely
(Mr. Lonely)
I have nobody
(I have nobody)
For my own
(To call my own girl)
I am so lonely

Never thought that I’d be alone
(Be alone)
I didn’t think you’d be gone this long
(Gone so long)
I just want you to call my phone
So stop playing girl and come on home
(Come on home)

Baby girl I didn’t mean to shout
I want me and you to work it out
(Work it out baby)
I never wished that I would hurt my baby
(Hurt my baby)
And it’s drivin’ me crazy cuz I’m so

Lonely
(So lonely)
I’m Mr. Lonely
(Mr. Lonely)
I have nobody
(I have nobody)
For my own
(To call my own girl)

I am so lonely
(So lonely)
I’m Mr. Lonely
(Mr. Lonely)
I have nobody
(I have nobody)
For my own
(To call my own girl)
I am so lonely

So lonely
(Lonely)
So lonely
(So lonely)
Mr. Lonely
(Lonely)

So lonely
(So lonely)
So lonely
(Lonely)

So lonely
(So lonely)
So lonely
Mr. Lonely

Lonely by Akon from Trouble (2004)

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