Starting the jump here because there is no introduction. I’m just attacking the idea of divorce and engagements and I think I even make a Karate Kid reference? I don’t know. I blacked out with rage.
The more I experiment with the mysteries of love, the more I believe that it doesn’t exist. I used to think I would be a Disney prince that sweeps my dream girl off of her feet. Lately, I’ve been thinking I will have to settle for a girl that I’m simply comfortable around. Then I will grow to loathe her and her beliefs while I work myself to death paying bills when in actuality it’s my fault because I picked a poor partner. I’m not sure if this is some sort of relationship bi-polar disease or if that even exists but that is exactly what it feels like.
Then I look at long lasting marriages and feel like my faith has been restored in society as a whole. So many of life’s greatest questions have been answered with true love. However, how fucking often do you see it? Honestly, how many times have you actually seen true love? Other than a parent loving their child, obviously. How many times have you seen a Romeo and Juliet scenario where a person can’t live without another person? How many times have you seen someone die for their lover? It’s just in the fucking movies, guys. Notice how I hit the italics button on those two words. Those two words make that shit final. You can’t back out with death. That’s one contract that cannot be broken. And that’s in the fucking vows.
Being in my head for more than an hour is dangerous. Whether you are a visitor or a regular. The most shocking aspect of my thought process is my ability to explain it to a regular, normal human being. That exact second, is when person stops listening and takes me for a schizophrenic on LSD. They may be right, or I may actually be arguing time travel with a unicorn from space. I don’t speak of future talk. So just follow me through this without question, oh devoted reader.
An idea for this little slice of the internet that I call home has been the concept of marriage. I think it’s a lost cause. Divorce rates have dropped as of recent but overall they have been in the shitter for years. People just don’t want to commit and I completely understand why. Other people are infuriating. Everyone who is not me is retarded. Plain and simple. You think weird. You’re logic is flawed and you can’t explain why other than “This is the way I want it.” It’s dumb. It’s like one person is too concerned with the other’s feelings to tell the truth. Lying is for suckers. Just accept the consequences like an adult.
Most of the time, a person is jam packed full of complaints about their mate. Is there really a person that is in love with marriage? The same person they chose to spend the rest of their life with is the person they complain about like they are some sort of an enemy. No one second guesses themselves and says “Maybe I shouldn’t go through with this. I haven’t experienced enough. This person can be wrong for me.” Well, I guess they do. It’s called “cold feet” yet 100% of the time they are convinced by someone in the wedding party that it isn’t a big deal and everyone goes through it. No one actually takes a look into this as a sign of things to come. If you’re as scared as if you just saw a genocide on one of the greatest milestones of your life, maybe it isn’t such a good idea. Sucks you won’t get your deposit back on the DJ but you still have the open bar.
Well, I’m sick to death of hearing about people getting divorced. It’s ridiculous. Does anyone respect their vows as an unbreakable oath anymore? It used to be that the Irish Catholics would rather risk waiting out their partner’s death than get a divorce. And they did this purely out of spite! Those were the good old days.
Today, all anyone cares about is their own dumb body and brain. If they aren’t getting exactly what they want when they want it, it’s not working and not worth trying to fix. It’s broken. Broken is such a subjective term to describe something that isn’t some inanimate object. How can you call a constantly morphing, living organism “broken?” Even if you are some heroin addict at a shooting gallery under a bridge, you can still become Anthony Kiedis.
I truly don’t think a relationship is ever broken unless the trust has been destroyed via cheating. Everything can be fixed with time. The issue with society today is that Google, Family Guy and fast food joints are subconsciously controlling people to think that they need their results the very instant that they are requested. In the real fucking world you don’t need that and people have lived for centuries without finding out who the bad guy was in the Karate Kid while at a dive bar with your idiot friends booing a mixed martial arts event because the two fighters have become locked in a grappling stalemate. Honest results take time. This is why I understand the electoral college. Human beings do not understand what is good for them.
I feel like this article is bouncing from side to side, so let me clarify…I don’t think people should get divorced, I think people should question their engagement very closely. The words “Until death” does not have the same gravity that it used to. People aren’t frightened by that statement anymore. Maybe if the person requesting a divorce was shot in the face with a crossbow they would reconsider. Maybe if a man’s word was taken for what it is, it would still hold weight. At any given time what you say can be misinterpreted and twisted into some fucked up confession to be held against you in a court of law. This forces people to choose their words way too carefully. This forces people to not say what is actually on their mind. This forces people to turn into politically correct drones. This forces people to break one of the most sacred promises that has ever been created.
I think that you have ample time to opt out of your binding contract for as long as you would like before it becomes a binding contract. Like any other god damned contract in the world. If the Giants don’t want to have Victor Cruz on the team and he is owed $10 million dollars, the Giants lose 10 million fucking dollars. Maybe this is why you have to sacrifice half of your possessions? Is that the penalty? “Okay sir, you made X amount of money and now you will have to gave half of X to the person you never want to see again. Seems fair?” How does this still not deter people from taking the social structure of a family and flaying it’s skin off until it’s a howling banshee of bloody sinew and muscle tissue?
Maybe it’s an honor thing? No one is honorable these days. Everyone has become an “Ah fuck it. They’ll get over it.” type of person these days. It’s stomach churning. Why doesn’t anyone want to work for something great? Why is everyone so scared of a revolution? Why is everyone so terrified to stick up for what’s right? Why is everyone so scared to put some effort into an investment? Irreconcilable differences? How did you not know that after the third date when you try to buy tickets to an action movie and she wants to see a musical drama of British charlatans?
I don’t know. I feel weird ripping divorce. Obviously if something isn’t working it isn’t working. I just don’t understand how a couple could go years without noticing (or avoiding) this issue, then wait until kids are born and then the parents decide to split up and affect more lives than their own. It seems negligent, selfish and wrong. You are sure you want to spend the rest of your life with a person. Then you are sure you want to create life with a person. Then you are sure you want to be away from that person forever? Give me a fucking break. See a therapist and stop trying to take the easy way out. I bet you check the back of the book for answers too. You probably also think suicide is a good idea.
Well, I started getting a little hypocritical towards the end there but I was ignorant to the fact. I guess your own personal happiness will be the boat out in the front and we will all just be floating in the wake of your destruction. Why should you care? You’re light years away before you even notice what happened.