Feminism is a Scarcity Mindset
Through a number of friends, I received a link to a short Facebook video of Alex Mandossian introducing his “Think-Play Matrix.” He offers a fresh insight into the abundance and scarcity mindsets using the four quadrant matrix below.
Scarcity lives in fear; believes that resources are in short supply or someone might steal our ideas. People in this quadrant “Think Small,” not allowing their ideas or brilliance to manifest. Fear and distrust force them to “Play Small.”
Goethe said, “There is nothing more frightening than ignorance in action.” Ignorance is a self-limiting choice, refusing to acquire knowledge, remaining uneducated or uninformed. When those who think small try to play big, disaster results. Terrorists might fit here.
Arrogance is self-limiting too. It is “all about me.” A person may “Think Big” but will be forced to “Play Small” since they are focused primarily on their agenda, rights or needs. There is no room for others or their contributions in this quadrant.
I understand that Feminists vary widely in their beliefs. At the extreme left end of feminism are those who hate and distrust men. They believe:
- Everything humanly possibly should be done to advance the cause of women (e.g. quotas, “equal pay,” etc.)
- Women are better qualified for leadership than men.
- Men are the source of all societal ills.
- Only a woman has the right to make a decision concerning abortion. A man’s input is irrelevant.
On the right end of the feminist spectrum are those women who believe feminism opened the door and it is their responsibility to walk through. They realize success is dependent first and foremost on their own resourcefulness and initiative…and then on their ability to successfully co-operate and collaborate with others, including men. In between are various flavors of feminism and beliefs.
As Alex finished, it occurred to me that Feminism is scarcity mindset. Why? Any mindset that is focused on self, discriminates against or excludes others is some form of scarcity. To the degree that a woman moves more toward the left, the more her mindset tends towards scarcity.
An abundance mindset requires understanding and accepting that we are all interdependent. As women we are never completely independent of men though a feminist would like to think so.
An abundance mindset also requires a woman to accept that she does not have to be the “leader” or have all the answers. That’s a tough place for a feminist to be since from her perspective no man on the planet can possibly have a better solution to a problem than a woman.
Their hatred and distrust of men on any level prevent them from collaborating effectively with men. Feminists “Think Small” when they exclude men believing there is no room for their skills, opinions or solutions. Feminists “Play Small” when it is all about a woman’s rights or the feminist agenda.
Feminists will not be able to enjoy the true abundance life has to offer until they figure out how to collaborate and co-operate with men without their “agenda.”