We must recognise that the current political and mental health crises, the fallout from neoliberalism, are inextricably linked.
From birth, we are surrounded by ideals of successful personhood and the good life which we internalise, and compare ourselves against.
Our self-respect is thus indexed to how we are seen from outside.
There are some other compelling reasons for why older women are more attractive to younger guys.
And of course, it’s not a secret that women in their thirties and forties have a much higher sex driver than the ones in their twenties.
Being around a younger guy makes a woman feel younger as well.
No woman is attracted to a guy who is a couch potato or who is unable to climb a set of stairs without being out of breath, especially if the woman herself is very active.
Today’s teenagers were the first to be educated using 2000’s controversial “Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage” (CGFS).
This nappy curriculum for 3 to 5-year-olds meant kids had to follow teacher-led pedagogy rather than learning through play and exploration.
Young guys have a stronger sex drive and are naturally hungrier for a woman’s body.
Few things are more flattering to an older woman than being with a younger guy who craves her body and who is more eager to be close to her physically than any older guy would.
Surveillance, measurement and competition were thus ingrained into the psyche of this generation from the age of three, alongside the idea that anyone can produce an interesting “show and tell”, and sell “brand me” if they try hard enough.