It might be that the Legend is becoming manifest around me as I go about my day to day routines. I may shop in a grocery store, for example, and an attractive young woman comes up beside me in the same aisle or whatnot, and this is all subtly confusing and not a little intimidating.
Anyway, I've decided that I'm not going to try to approach ANY women for the foreseeable future. I hope that no-one out there finds this decision off-putting or alienating. I just want to see if my perceptions have any basis in reality, and what that reality may entail.
In a Japanese Art History class in the Summer of 1987, the teacher talked about the Japanese approach to mastery of one's craft. The teacher said that the Japanese way was to follow the rules and rise through the ranks until one achieved master level, as in the case of a black belt in Judo or Karate. The teacher said that the person who achieved master level could then do whatever they wanted after that. So, first follow the rules and rise through the ranks, then comes the personal freedom to do whatever one would want to do.
Following such a system means, hopefully, that doing whatever one wants does not entail doing crazy, fucked up, or transgressive things. One has learned to play by the rules, and doing whatever one wants entails, hopefully, a personal freedom within the confines of the general rules on personal conduct set forth. I think just kind of chilling out and not really doing anything about this possible new found attention from women for a while fits within this idea put forth by the Japanese system.