In the era of the “Pre-Nup,” is there anything left to chance?
Your heart? Your soul? Your time? Your money?
People are so unreliable. They say something and you hope its true… you hope.
Why risk it? You’d be safer on your own.
But then there are those nights… when you sit by yourself and watch the shadows pass.
So what do you say?
It’s worth the chance… your heart. You step out on the wire… your soul.
We live in an age of convenience where we strive to create methods of reducing hurt. However, sometimes when we fall in love we get hurt. As we progress, which will further? Our quest for more convenience, or our our willingness to take chances with our emotions? It almost appears they can’t exist in the same place.
There was a time when we had no cars, and we had to walk, or travel on horse back for great distances. It would take eons to make journeys – not in the age of convenience. There was a time when we had no phones, and we wrote letters and waited. A time when a handshake really did mean something. There was a time long ago, when what brought and kept two hearts together was attraction. There was a time when divorce was not an option, and it was frowned upon for a person to walk away from the one they love and/or their children. In the age of convenience, divorce is an accepted solution.
In the age of convenience our careers matter more, and ourselves matter more. The upwardly thinking career person carefully chooses a life partner, taking into consideration things like income and credit ratings. There are dating websites to help siphon those losers out. If the two professional minded people work out together, a contract is forged. At what point does the heart get involved?
Sex is conveniently more available in the age of convenience. No more waiting for marriage, or simply just getting to know each other. The ones who have held on to romantic committed relationships are giving up on the idea, for these days, many young women who are busy with careers prefer no-strings-attached affairs. An arrangement that works well for men… how convenient.
There have been many futuristic sci-fi movies made, and in almost all of them, romance is absent. In those movies, mankind seems to have thought their way out of love and pragmatism reigns supreme. Romance seems all too impractical for the sterile world. Today, child bearing is still a reason to have a relationship with someone. Artificial insemination is not vastly popular now, but neither was divorce just decades ago. In the age of convenience, is there a reason for Dreamers?