View from the Archive: Catherine Zeta-Jones honoured by U.K. Queen
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jone: It was a true love …. Past time is the one created by people to order sequences of events in a changing world. Mythology, respectively prehistoric people, might haven’t had this feeling of past and present. And these ancestors exactly had created the family as the steadiest social unit of people for people. Family means a way people live to feel happy, to interact with society and to reproduce society. But they have different context during different epochs.
The problem with family is that since anthropology is in deep crisis, we cannot update the theoretical meaning of this social unit. Nowadays people spend less and less time with the family members in compare with co-workers, social friends and with Internet, for instance. There is more a sort of a cognitive connection than real interactions – even between children and parents. The people are more Me and You in family than We… However, the traditional view on family fights with the current reality as a virus since tradition teaches that family is about We only. On the whole, gender and family are among the most critical human theoretical constructs - we really cry for general consideration and updates to be able the theory to have a strong positive social impact on individuals, families and generally on society.
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones had supposed to be a role-model in early 21st century about family in love despite huge age difference. Instead, they have become just a new case study of how is unsuccessful to marry when there is a huge age difference - something we know well from human culture and for this reason something that people usually avoid to happen. Emotional empathy of love between people with big age difference is not as strong as in cases of similar age couples. Within years emotional empathy becomes cognitive empathy, while the mind of individuals frames according to the attributes of the age. The conflict and break become natural.
In early 40s, everybody can start his/her life from the beginning. In late 60s – it the final stage and more about what to add to what I had/have.
The winner in this failed role model is Catherine Zeta-Jones and it looks more valuable to write about her new role of Russian spy that about what wrong had happened in her personal life.
Russia has been troubling America recently, and while Michael Douglas, a grandson of Jewish Russian immigrants, has been reuniting with friends In France, Catherine Zeta-Jones looks much more social and valuable with her role in Red 2 – a Russian spy. The actress was honored even by the UK Queen for her 40th birth anniversary and this is the future that may bring more gold grains in this failed role model of happiness between a couple separated by more than 20 years in their age, although connected through two wonderful children.
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