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History Defeats Itself

A comedy podcast that explores if we, as people, learn from our history or if we're doomed to forever repeat it.
Aug 06 2021

History Completes Itself – This Is Why I Grow Bangs

I don't have bangs, god dammit! John and Greg's severe insecurities and body image issues cause them to lash out at me quite often. As the youngest and best looking host of HDI, I understand that they can sometimes feel intimidated. I feel bad for them. But there's nothing I can do about my rugged handsomeness.

This was an interesting topic, the 7 year itch. We didn't really get into the psychology of it, which was surprising considering that it was a Greg episode. We briefly talked about the idea that maybe some people always need that newness and never appreciate what comes after that. I, for one, love being married. I really do. And I'm not saying that to score brownie points with the wife. She doesn't even read these. But I am someone who really appreciates routine and tradition. I like spontaneity as well; don't get me wrong. But my wife and I are two peas in a pod and most of the time we are in a groove that keeps us both happy and being our best selves. Does that sound cheesy? If so, fuck off!

Infidelity is so prevalent. It's the number one reason people get divorced. Are these people miserable in their marriages or do they simply want their cake while eating it to? Probably a combination. My wife and I have both said to the other, "if you cheat, it's over!" But neither of us believe the other will. Relationships are about trust and we both trust each other fully. If I can't trust you or you can't trust me then there is something fundamentally wrong with our relationship. I had a really jealous girlfriend when I was in high school. I used to ask her why she didn't trust me. She used to say, "I trust you I just don't trust all the girls out there!" Which is a convoluted way of saying, "I don't trust you." And I never even cheated on her! But I suppose people are wired to worry that someone will cheat because people cheat so fucking much.

This episode turned into a relationship advice column. I apologize for that. We are not therapists. If your marriage or relationship is having problems communicate and consider professional counseling. Don't listen to us three idiots. Especially John...that polyamorous bastard! If we came across as preachy or know-it-alls I apologize for that too. We just want everyone to be happy. I'm leading the next episode and it will not be a therapy session, I promise. Until then, keep an eye out for the Dear Greg column in your local paper.

- Kevin Rosenquist

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