Why I hate the term cougar. Recently, I was having an e-mail discussion with my daughters and other friends, ranging in age from 26 to 61, and one of the 30-somethings sent a Newsweek link to a story about cougars, famous cougars, you know, Susan Sarandon, and we had Madonna, and we had, of course, the most famous cougar of all time, Demi Moore, and she was all over the term, and I hate it. I’ve always hated it. And she said, she didn’t see it as a put-down phrase.
Do you remember the first time you fell in love? Chances are, you thought you had discovered the moon and the stars. The lyrics to songs seemed to be written about you. And you probably didn’t even think about eating or sleeping.
The herpes virus and its behavior, both in individuals and in our society, is a direct reflection of our unexamined beliefs and fears. Once you have the herpes virus, you have it for life, just like the chicken pox virus. Your experience with the virus, though, has everything to do with your mind and your immunity.