My father told me an allegory of the Scorpion and the frog. I'll keep this concise as most men are busy here.
The Scorpion and the frog.
A scorpion asks a frog to carry it across a river.
The frog hesitates, afraid of being stung, but the scorpion argues that if it did so, they would both drown.
Considering this, the frog agrees, but midway across the river the scorpion does indeed sting the frog, dooming them both.
While drowning, the frog cried, but why?
It’s in my nature, replied the scorpion.
The take away
For those navigating the anger stage, this allegory reinforces that the behaviour of women (and men) cannot be changed but rather only our expectations of others.
Judge people's character on their past actions, never expect
If a whore cheats on you, it's in her nature. If a deceitful associate betrays you, it's in his nature.
You cannot change the nature of others, only of yourself as you strive to be the best man you can be.
Moreover, people are unconscious of their nature. The greatest lie is the lie we tell ourselves. People who betray you have no clue they are doing it.
Solider onwards, keep lifting, only surround yourself with men who demonstrate you can invest your trust and friendship in them through reciprocation.