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“You have your whole life ahead of you. Be smart. Study hard and be independent…You must rely on yourself. No matter what else people may steal from you, they will never be able to take away your knowledge. The world is changing. You must make your own life outside this home.”
— Adeline Yen Mah (via purplebuddhaproject)
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If you think about it, it is kind of a selfish concept. To live your life fulfilling your desires and tying yourself to someone you love, and then procreating to promote your genes and become a ‘family’. There are so many problems that come with marriage, I mean how can you tie yourself to someone when you are only like a third of the way through life and haven’t even figured yourself out? How can you depend on this romantic love (something I don’t really believe in) to pull you through everything? The potential pain and stress you can bring to children and your spouse and yourself just isn’t worth it in my opinion. I’d much rather work hard, get super rich, and then travel the world helping people and providing aid where it is needed. I’d rather learn as many languages as I can so I can communicate with as many people as possible. I’d rather dedicate my life to meeting other people, listening to their stories, and sharing mine, because I feel that is the greatest form of knowledge. I’d rather do all of that, not tie myself down to someone via this social construct and conforming to the nuclear family…
Yes, my parents did fight again today, thats what sparked me to write this. I come home for two days and they’ve already fought again. And I cried again. You think I’d be used to it, but it never really ends. I don’t get any stronger. My father doesn’t learn, and he hasn’t changed even after 20 years of the same bullshit. He hasn’t realized how much emotional damage he has done, sometimes I feel like he is blind. I just don’t trust any of this. And I doubt the system even more. I know there are a lot of marriages that are ‘successful’ and full of happiness, but I don’t think it’s worth it. I know a lot of people can’t wait to get married, and I respect that, but I haven’t personally witnessed any good come from it. Just my two cents.

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