OFF TOPICF. Scott Fitzgerald’s advice to his daughter on what to look for in a man (self.RedPillWomen)

submitted by MarlonBrandoJr

Was reading F. Scott Fitzgerald’s letters to his daughter and came across the following piece of advice that some of you may find helpful:

“You haven’t given me much idea of — . Would he object to your working - outside the house I mean? Excluding personal charm, which I assume, and the more conventional virtues which go with success in business, is he his own man? Has he any force of character? Or imagination and generosity? Does he read books? Has he any leaning toward the arts and sciences or anything beyond creature comfort and duck-shooting? In short, has he the possibilities of growth that would make a lifetime with him seem attractive? These things don’t appear later - they are either there latently or they will never be there at all.”

[–]brittnicole10 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I wish I could love this. 💞

[–]bowie747 7 points8 points  (0 children)


[–]Willow-girl 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Does he drink like a fish? F. Scott sure did, LOL (although he did write The Great American Novel, IMO, so that perhaps excuses him). :)

[–]mLii 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This made me think of the movie Nocturnal Animals, which deals with this issue.

[–]raisin_warlord 1 point2 points  (1 child)

link for the whole letter?

[–]MarlonBrandoJr[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I read it in a book I have of Fitzgerald's collected works. There's really not much else of value in the letter, but I'll PM you a copy anyway