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23. Not Too Young to Marry

Domenico Bettinelli writes a great piece, exposing the snark and cynicism of a common millennial argument:

There’s a blog post going around entitled “23 Things to Do Instead of Getting Engaged Before You’re 23”, written by a young woman who is seeing all her friends getting engaged and married and vowing that she doesn’t want to tie herself down and give up on her dreams of world travel and amazing experiences in order to settle down. Or how she puts it:  I can’t help but feel like a lot of these unions are a cop-out. It is a way for young people to hide behind a significant other instead of dealing with life’s highs and lows on their own. It’s a safety blanket. It’s an admission that the world is just too big and scary to deal with it on your own; thus, you now have someone that is legally obligated to support you till one of you dies or files for divorce. Of course, she says, previous generations got married young, but everything is different for Millennials, don’t you know? Yeah, every generation thinks it’s the most totally unique generation facing problems and issues and opportunities that no other generation before them ever faced. Sure.
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Proteios1 said...

Not worth the read. Sorry,but this silliness is older than I am. The one not married whining about all those who are. Seems like if she were so happy living life she would simply be doing it, living it and not whining about others enjoying and living theirs.
It's a lot like atheism. If it's so awesome and intellectually superior, surely there must be better things to do than getting all worked up over it and dedicating time and money to purging it from their lives.
If the lady really views marriage and her friends so disparagingly, and se is so vastly superior, than move on with it. I rarely see the apple empire getting into a tailspin because I rebuilt an old computer from parts. Or ADM burning my house down because I have a garden.
The problem is we all know it's the opposite. Atheism and this woman are the little insecure ones and the might of Christendom or of happy married friends moving on with their lives makes them tremble.

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