Sunday, June 05, 2005

A Cynical Look

Marriage and hanging go by destiny; matches are made in heaven by Robert Burton.

From magazines to television shows, everyone is getting on the marriage bandwagon. Known more for its glamour and celebration, the problem with the media is that the responsibility inherent with marriage is overshadowed by the gloss to have the perfect wedding. As every young girl dreams of walking down the aisle with that perfect groom, it seems that more and more people are overlooking the seriousness of marriage because they are engulfed so much into planning that perfect day. When you ask yourself why would anyone want to spend the rest of their life with the same individual, it is very daunting to justify the act, but very easy to validate the thought. A simple browse through the bridal mag aisle at your local Border’s will indicate that not enough time is spent on digesting the difficulties in marriage from money matters to raising kids in an increasingly doomed society. The most disturbing aspect of it all is that society looks upon single people who marry later in life as being queer. Even worse if you’re woman b/c your biological clock is ticking where having a kid beyond the age of 33 is considered “dangerous.” Although one must appreciate the amount of money generated alone in the wedding market, one must also take a step a back and contemplate the hefty responsibility that comes when you say “ I DO.”

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