Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

For more than a decade some Ph.D. guy has been selling a book entitled with a very metaphorical and catchy phrase (“Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus”). I haven’t actually read the book, so I’m not really in a position to judge, criticize or even say anything. Besides, Friends’ writers kinda did it for me years ago, while doing a parody of a feminist essay that goes in a very similar direction, called “Be your own Windkeeper” (this was by the time Ross and Rachel had just started going out).

Despite the whole self-help and relationship guidance stuff, the title did the trick, and kept me thinking about theories I had on my own.

Maybe it was true, maybe men came from Mars and women from Venus. Maybe we did in fact come from different planets after all. But the thing is, no matter where we come from, life in planet Earth is pretty much the same both for men and women. We both find this place strange, and we’re both trying to learn (together) how to live in this blue planet of ours. Learning is the hidden passage we ought to be taking. Learning is the key to our adventure here, and it’s probably the closer we’ll ever be to finding a reason of our being here.

Thing is, it doesn’t matter where we came from, ‘cos we’re all trying to know where we’re going, what path to take [and what the hell life’s all about…]