December 9th, 2009


Writer's Block: Go it alone

Do you think society puts too much pressure on people to be in relationships and/or have children? Do you think this ostracizes people who would be perfectly content to remain single and/or child-free? Is this pressure worse around the holidays?

Where is this society that pressures people to be in relationships and/or have children? How old do you have to be to get in on that? Is it a regional thing? Because no one has ever asked me why I don't have a boyfriend/asked me if I'm dating/tried to set me up with anyone/noticed my relationship status at all. And I feel like all I EVER encounter are people who are content to remain child-free. They frequently complain about the society that expects them to raise kids, but really, I feel like there is a pretty giant (or at least vocal) amount of support for not doing so.

Of course, I am part of the faction that goes MARRIAGE & BABIES, HUZZAH, ULTIMATE LIFE GOAL, but that's just an expression of what I personally find appealing. I feel zero pressure from society to actually accomplish these goals*, so my lack of impulsion will most likely ensure that neither happens. I doubt anyone will care. (*Come to think of it, that's probably why I have these ultimate life goals in place - my simple need to be contrary and embrace what people around me reject.)
Bones, 5x09, "The Gamer in the Grease"
Every season has a spot o' fail. Sometimes it's more noticeable than others.

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