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How To Not Get Married After Saying That You Would | Carlos Cardenas


It’s important that you truly believe that you are going to marry the love of your life. Call her the love of your life. Make sure she knows that’s who she is. Refer to the marriage frequently. Say things like “when we’re married-this,” and “after the wedding-that.”

Remember to think that you’re better than most people because you’re in a relationship that’s going somewhere. This over confidence will lead to a false sense of security, which is key for this process to continue.

Here, start asking yourself questions. You’re unsure about something, what is it?

Never mind. It’s probably not important.

Once your eyes become cloudy, start lying. Lie about things you have no reason to lie about. Make up events, places, even people. Try to leave clues (plot holes, mismatched names and dates) so as to not get caught, but to make your partner believe that there is something to catch.

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I have been living with someone from the Millennial generation for the last four years (he’s now 27) and sometimes I’m charmed and sometimes I’m exasperated by how him and his friends—as well as the Millennials I’ve met and interacted with both in person and in social media—deal with the world, and I’ve tweeted about my amusement and frustration under the banner “Generation Wuss” for a few years now. My huge generalities touch on their over-sensitivity, their insistence that they are right despite the overwhelming proof that suggests they are not, their lack of placing things within context, the overreacting, the passive-aggressive positivity, and, of course, all of this exacerbated by the meds they’ve been fed since childhood by over-protective “helicopter” parents mapping their every move. These are late-end Baby Boomers and Generation X parents who were now rebelling against their own rebelliousness because of the love they felt that they never got from their selfish narcissistic Boomer parents and who end up smothering their kids, inducing a kind of inadequate preparation in how to deal with the hardships of life and the real way the world works: people won’t like you, that person may not love you back, kids are really cruel, work sucks, it’s hard to be good at something, life is made up of failure and disappointment, you’re not talented, people suffer, people grow old, people die. And Generation Wuss responds by collapsing into sentimentality and creating victim narratives rather than acknowledging the realities of the world and grappling with them and processing them and then moving on, better prepared to navigate an often hostile or indifferent world that doesn’t care if you exist.

Bret Easton Ellis,Generation Wuss" for Vanity Fair (via thatlitsite)

No negativity—we just want to be admired. This is problematic because it limits discourse: if we all just like everything—the Millennial dream—then what are we going to be talking about? How great everything is? How often you’ve pressed the like button on Facebook? The Millennial site Buzzfeed has said they are no longer going to run anything negative—well, if this keeps spreading, then what’s going to happen to culture? What’s going to happen to conversation and discourse? If there doesn’t seem to be an economic way of elevating yourself then the currency of popularity is just the norm now and so this is why you want to have thousands and thousands of people liking you on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr—and you try desperately to be liked. The only way to elevate yourself in society is through your brand, your profile, your social media presence.

Bret Easton Ellis, “Generation Wuss" for Vanity Fair (via thatlitsite)