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I'm beginning to wonder if our love only flourished on a fantasy of the seemingly unobtainable.
"You have to be independent but sassy but pretty but smart, the list goes on and on." She responds to the unobtainable construction of the idealized woman with incredulous zingers and unmuffled sarcasm.
Psychologist Dr David Lewis, who worked on the study, said: "TV personalities generate a powerful emotional bond with some viewers through seeming close, yet being unobtainable."
With a wealth of biographical knowledge and creative thought, Stoneley gives us the odd Jungian archetypes of gay ballet culture, everything from phallic swans to unobtainable fairy lovers, to the cult of the prima ballerina and her tragic role as hyper-feminine object of desire.
After analyzing views from the classical Greek philosophers to modern thinkers including Nietzsche, Freud, and Sartre, he concludes that the quest for a "completely and consistently articulated" concept of happiness is a search for the unobtainable, yet is apparently still worthwhile.
She emphasizes that this is unobtainable unless managers consistently display traits--including honesty, reliability, and accountability--that support positive relationships.
By using a proprietary tinting system, the new line "provides a level of accuracy, covering power and beauty unobtainable from any other source," the company said in announcing the program.
business owners to exit or raise capital at valuations that would otherwise be unobtainable in conventional domestic common or high-yielding preferred offerings.
The initiative is designed to make British engineers aware of the fact that, although heavy-duty worm-gear units are virtually unobtainable from other manufacturers, they are still in production at Renold Gears' factory in Lancashire.
Female condoms are often unobtainable, and accelerated research on woman-controlled barriers is needed.
Indeed, such answers may very well be unobtainable. What Fitzpatrick has produced, however, is a diligently researched, elegantly written, and insightfully critical analysis of Harry Roland's brief political career which expands upon the popular and pioneering 1998 biography by Jim Maher.