I received a very interesting compliment today from one of my grad students. We were listing all the things we have to accomplish each day and when it was my turn one of the ladies said, “Why you’re almost a woman!”
Psychologists have long noted women multi-task much better than men. Generally speaking men have better focus on one task while women seem to be tuned in to several things at the same time. An example of this would be a woman elementary teacher who is able to teach, give individualized attention to each student and monitor the total environment all at the same time, whereas men seem to focus exclusively on the sporting event on TV. Of course there are exceptions to this. I am only speaking in generalized terms.
A fellow by the name of King Lemuel had a mother who told him all about this. You can read it is Proverbs 31. Verses 15 and 16 are a sample of what she said, “She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls. She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.” As you read the entire chapter there seems to be little left for the man to do.
God carefully designed us with different skill sets. Men do their part and women do their part and society and family prosper. I was flattered when I was told I was “almost a woman.”
Written by Roger Bothwell on July 18, 2002
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