Sunday 4 November 2012

Easy come, easy go

More than 50% of the couples getting married in America, in this day and age, met online. And also interestingly enough, half of America is getting divorced online too. It is easy to meet a partner in this era of point of click. So, if you can meet one partner so easily, then why not two. Yes, easy come, easy go.

Perhaps the Western world is just working too much. Perhaps love has taken a back seat in this age of looking for purpose in a pay cheque. And then, on another note, I was reading that in France, people feel more guilty cheating on their diets than cheating on their partners. Whatever it is, relationships are not getting the time they need. Relationships require work and we all seem to have forgotten this.

It is all about quality VS quantity. Yes, we can have many friends on Facebook, and followers on Twitters, etc. but these are not real relationships.

I often think of that line from that beautiful movie Stand by me, from all those years ago : "I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?" This film was from the 80s. There were no cell phones then, and no Internet. And we all did just fine.

I love the Internet, and the power it gives us all. But I don't like they way we have all become.

Posted by Ronnie Apteker