Monday, December 24, 2012
"Why Does Life Suck?" Or, What's On The Mind Of The Googling Public
I can tell you. It's sex, sex, [stuff for school], and sex.
Through various means it's possible see the search terms people used when they land here at TKIN. By far and away, the most common search resulting in clicks on this blog is "Tim Ferriss 15 minute orgasm."
We all know what these people are looking for. They are looking for a free internet version of the technique outlined in Tim Ferriss's book The Four Hour Body, for giving a woman an orgasm in 15 minutes through a series of precisely timed, just right movements you perform on her while she's lying still in a certain position and you have the kitchen timer set.
Of course, that is not what they are getting. My post Tim Ferriss and the 15 Minute Female Orgasm doesn't have instructions for giving a woman a 15 minute orgasm. It's more about making sure you don't forget to consult with the woman in question. I mean, maybe the woman in your life wants a Sure-Fire-No-Fail-No-Mystery 15 minute orgasm with a kitchen timer. But then, you know, maybe she doesn't. Don't forget to ask!
With respect to these Googlers, I feel a little bad. They must be disappointed. But what can I say? Call me naive, but I didn't foresee armies of Googlers trying to find these instructions.
I get lots of hits from people Googling Mary Shelley, presumably for school; I'm pleased that they find my post Mary Shelley Was Ms. Interesting which is a bite-sized homage and just right for the purpose.
Many people who land on TKIN have Googled "The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down" -- they land here. I think these people are mostly shirkers who are trying to get away with not reading the book and I'm glad that what they get isn't about the main themes of the book but about some side issues. Do your own homework!
Some Googlers search for terms so suited to the blog it's like we were made for each other. I hope the person who Googled "Are sexism and misogyny the same?" was thrilled to find a whole post titled "Sexism and Misogyny Are Not The Same Thing." Likewise, I hope the person who searched for "main duties of princesses" appreciated my post "So, You Want To Be A Princess?"
The most poignant search, the one that has stuck with me the most, is "why does life suck."
So much of this blog is about why life sucks. Of course, some posts are about why life sucks in this particular place and time, and why we've made life so hard for ourselves in the modern world.
But human life is difficult even under the best of circumstances. Life sucks because we're fragile and needy and have trouble making ourselves do the simplest things, even when those things are necessary for happiness.
So don't forget to take a few minutes to be nice to someone -- not "this holiday week" but all the time.
Listen graciously to someone complain. Cook and share some food. Nag someone to eat their vegetables and go to the gym. Life is a Mutual Aid Association!