- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
When the book came out EVERYONE was reading it, and I vowed that I would. But I didn’t. And then the movie comes out. So Im dying to watch it at the movie theater but I don’t because I vowed to read the book FIRST and THEN watch the movie. But I didn’t. Fiance and I finished a day of window shopping with a visit to Blockbuster (omg who goes to blockbuster anymore). I hadn’t been inside a blockbuster since I was a teen! It was actually kind of nice, ok LOVED it. I come across Eat, Pray, Love and I come to terms with myself and admit defeat and we rent it (along with the expendables, not MY choice obviously). The movie was good, actually pretty damn good and now I’m having flashes of when I was 17 and gung-ho about joing the Peace Corps. and visiting India and saving the world (not mocking PC in anyway I think they are amazing, just that my adolescent mind had an idea that it would be a cross between lady Godiva and Eleanor Roosevelt. Plus…Im just plain jealous of those awesome folks). So long story short, hehe, I google Elizabeth Gilbert and realize thats shes not exactly an advocate of marriage, along with very smart and reasonable reasons. I’m crushed to say the least. I mean would she or anyone with similar idealogies view my love of marriage as naive, idealistic or childs play? Am I less intelligent than they are since my marriage comes before my career? Am I now anti feminist etc etc. I dont want to change anyones views, especially ones that pertain to their private lives but I don’t like the idea of being looked down by others because of my own choices. Not that Elizabeth Gilbert looks down on people that want to/ are married. Does anyone here ever feel that society is STARTING to undervalue marriage?