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Why Some Relationships, Rings, Proposals, Wedding & Marriages Are a Waste

Posted by mikenopolis on April 27, 2009

This PostSecret picture really made me think…


I’ve said many times that I would love to finally get married after being with my girlfriend for 12 years & 10 months. I don’t want us to be in our thirties saying the words “My girlfriend and I are…”. Over the past 4-5 years many of our friends and family have gotten married some had a child or two. I’m truly happy for MOST of them not because they ARE happy, but because some of them BELIEVE that they are happy. The main reason we’ve not tie the knot after all these years is because we wanted to financially build a foundation for our livelihoods before doing so. Money has been a big problem with me after my father passed away and left me to support my handicapped mother.

The reason I look down on some marriages is because some couples gets married and live in their friends/parents/grandparents homes. That’s even worst than renting an apartment in my view. I’m sure some of you will say that I’m “snooty” for thinking this way, but I blame this discrimination on the society we live in. I’ve seen people driving a beat up old Toyota Corolla with three baby seats (and plastic spinners on their wheels). I’ve had an employee ask me to get her a raise because her husband can’t (won’t) get a job. I’ve had friends that dropped out of college to get married and “start a family”.

I know all these examples are just that… bad examples, but I feel like I’m seeing more and more or these type of relationships. Obviously there are MANY happy couples out there who live the “perfect” life where there is sufficient income, family value and love. Their children would be well supported financially and emotionally. But as I look at the younger generation around me (while I’m in my very late 20’s) I’m starting to lose hope. They listen to junk they think is music, they watch reality TV shows that lack direction, whatever happened to shows that has a story, a show that taught young children lessons in life? These “kids” think visible body piercings and tattoos won’t ruin their job search and the only thing they know about a computer is how to go on social networks. I read over 400 resumes in the past two weeks trying to look for 2 new employees, interviewed about 20 of these people and maybe 3 of them will have a promising future in being human. The other 17 looked good one paper but definitely bent the truth just a little too much on the resume. The rest of the resumes are just a disgrace to the word resume.

I can rant on and on about this, but it’s starting to get too long.

2 Responses to “Why Some Relationships, Rings, Proposals, Wedding & Marriages Are a Waste”

  1. Daniel said

    Just a suggestion…when ranting about the lack of direction inherent in the younger generation make sure your writing has some direction. Also check the spelling.

    Decent structure and proper spelling are important in a rant. Without this strangers like me may judge you as the “pissed off guy who refuses to take his medicine” type of guy which you probably aren’t.

    Anyway, the tone of your blog is still good and I’m sure it helps relieve your angst caused by the stupider things in this world. Since this might be the case, spelling and syntax probably aren’t a big issue to you.

    Have a good one, Dan

    • mikenopolis said

      Once again, thank you Daniel. As I mentioned in my email to you last night, I do have a post on my lack of spell check and proof reading from a while back ***HERE*** I’ve changed a few spelling errors, not much change to my “direction” since I don’t really have one, I just think and type as ideas pop in. As to your comment on “ranting about the lack of direction inherent in the younger generation” I’m saying that they lack direction in their life choices and priorities. What I lack is a direction in writing literature. My job doesn’t require me to write a perfect novel.

      Also, you have an error in your message: “Without this strangers like me…” is a run on sentence. This is why we are just “bloggers” and not journalists.

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