Quotes to think about
"Sadism [and masochism] is not a name finally given to a practice as old as Eros; it is a massive cultural fact which appeared precisely at the end of the eighteenth century, and which constitutes one of the greatest conversions of Western imagination: unreason transformed into delirium of the heart, madness of desire, the insane dialogue of love and death in the limitless presumption of appetite." ~Michael Foucault~
"One thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve." ~Albert Schweitzer~
"Keep me rather in this cage, and feed me sparingly, if you dare. Anything that brings me closer to illness and the edge of death makes me more faithful. It is only when you make me suffer that I feel safe and secure." ~Pauline Reage~
"The most effective leader is the one who satisfies the psychological needs of his followers" ~David Ogilvy~
And he said: Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.~Kahlil Gibran~
Through time and history we have engineered the changes and nuances of domination by way of environment and relevant theory.
The Dominant species has been successful and occupies many different environments. The survival of the fittest. Her ability for natural selection. While the slave species continues to expand, as they spread rapidly.
There have been migration patterns of both species and new mutations that allow both to be more successful in new environments. We are evolutionary medicine! - the lost notes from Darwin's "Origin of Species"
"the only way to a woman's heart is along the path of torment. I know none other as sure." "There is no more lively sensation than that of pain; its impressions are certain and dependable, they never deceive as may those of the pleasure women perpetually feign and almost never experience." ~Marquis De Sade~
"The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain." ~Lord Byron~
"The Antidote to Mental Suffering is Physical Pain"~Karl Marx~