Shelby, Ren, Sasho.. Right on
Marriage is what you make of it. It’s not all black and white. There are people who actually truly love each other, and if they want to make that commitment it’s their prerogative. There are also people who get married for the shallow reasons described in a lot of the above posts.
These types of arguments really seem pointless to me. What’s the point of even having an opinion on it? It distorts your view of reality. If you ‘hate’ marriage, then every time you see a married couple you’ll think they’re married for a shallow, socially conditioned reason. Who’s to say your opinion that marriage is a bane to humanity isn’t a socially conditioned thought? The truth is, only the people you’re judging will ever know the reason why they’re married (and they won’t really even know their partners reason, just their own). So why judge at all? Seems like a waste of time. Do what you want to do and let others do what they want to do. If people want to get married, who cares. If you don’t want to get married, good for you. Read any thread in here about people’s beliefs in religions or anything like that. Beliefs like that limit you and stagnate your growth and prevent you from seeing all the sides.
@Megan yes, I agree; I apologize, I should have explained myself better. I meant it is easier to break up in the legal sense, that you don’t have to go to court or sign any documents, but it is emotionally devastating to break up with someone you made that sort of commitment to.
I would certainly consider it with the right person but it is not even a consideration as yet.
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