Submission: the action or fact of accepting or yielding to a superior force or to the will or authority of another person.
Subservient: prepared to obey others unquestioningly, less important
Submissive DOES NOT MEAN subservient. It amazes me how many pseudo internet feminist (#Iaintnofeminist) get their panties in a bunch up their asses over the word submissive. Submission means that I have seen how you lead and live your life. You lead and live by example, and the examples you set are positive and the life you live is fruitful. I have seen that by your past actions you have not only your interests at heart but ours as a unit also. You have given me no reason to believe that you will not protect me or that you would hurt me. So I will allow one of us to lead so that life will not come to a stand still every time we can not come to perfect agreement on something.
I date both men and women. In both types of relationships that I tend to become involved in I am submissive. I have to be aggressive with work and my spirit and energy needs a break or a cool down period in my personal life. I need to be able to relax and use my goddess energy in a non-bossy manner so to speak. Now that I am 28 I am looking for a long term partner, a partner who I am willing to make important decisions with. So when I date I have to look for people who: I admire their strength, I feel are intelligent, giving, who show concern for my thoughts and opinions, and have some of the same basic moral guidelines as I have. I date with the intention on hopefully growing to become more than dating. I don’t mindlessly date any longer. So the people I date I have to make sure that from the dates and spending time with them I see traits that I would not mind submitting to were we to build a relationship.
I can’t build with a selfish person. I can’t build with a person who every time they see a child acting out their response is that child needs his or her ass beat. I can’t build with a person who is in a financial rut isn’t trying to build their credit and doesn’t know how to save money. I can’t build with a person who isn’t a communicator and compromiser because these aren’t traits I welcome in my life. I have to build with someone I can see as a leader, provider, and protector. Life has submission, Look at packs of lions, look at ants, look at the government. Submission and order comes into play in so many aspects of life.
Subservient means that I don’t have an opinion or thought process of my own that I feel is important. It means I will blindly and unquestioningly follow you for whatever reason. Being subservient is dangerous, at times can lead to abuse, and you damn near might as well be a slave at the end of the day.
At the end of the day everyone has to live with a dynamic that makes them happy. Hell maybe there are some relationships that are run sucessfully like a democracy. (shrug) Confuses me as to how one holds a vote when there is only two people involved but if you like it I love it. I want to be a mother, a nurturer, a wife. I want a provider, a protector, a leader, someone of strength by my side. As a gift for doing the things my spirit craves and giving my the balance my energy needs I am willing to give my submission… my SUPPORT.