@ceemarie7 Oh my gosh. I got the general point of the first article (the 23 before 23), but that girl sounded like the most insecure, judgmental, condescending little brat.
I think people should get married when they are ready, no matter the age. If that age is 25, or 55, cool. And I think that while life can be very vibrant and full when married, obviously marriage does tie your hands as far as what you can run off and do to some degree, so I think single people should take full advantage of that extra freedom for as long as they have it.
But the author of that article, holy crap.
If she were actually at all content with her life, she wouldn’t need to talk about and revel in the idea of her “friends” getting fat, and being eternally boring, and miserable. She wouldn’t need to talk about how clearly the only possible reason anyone would get married before 23 is for a safety blanket, because they are too scared to really experience the world.
Maybe this girl truly does not want to be married right now, but she sure as hell is bitter about people who are. And some of her list is truly ridiculous. Like the two timing one? “Hurt and screw over other people. Possibly make someone totally give up on love. That’s a really good thing to do.” I’m sorry, but recommending you do anything damaging to others is sick. And no, I don’t think her list was as tongue-in-cheek as some people are trying to say it could have been. It fits right in with the rest of her judgmental article too well.
I liked the second way better. Yes, it is snarky. It was a snarky article directly responding to an out and out bitchy article that directly attacked the lifestyle of the author of the second one. I think some snark iis to be expected.
What I liked about the second article, most especially, was this:
“Whatever you decide to do- marry young, marry later, marry late, or never marry- just make sure it’s right for you.”
Given that the first article was supposed to be about being your own person, following your path, doing what you want, it sure was telling people exactly what the nature of that path ought to be. And considering that getting married apparently immediately makes you dull, judgmental, fat, and unhappy, a married person sure did seem to be promoting actually doing what you want, instead of some little girl’s view of what everyone “should” want.