Quote on marriage.

“If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love. ” – Michel de Montaigne, http://www.bq4android.com/android/quotes/getQuote.php?id=3310

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Change is inevitable…growth optional.

Found this stat just now;

In 2012, 49,917 divorces were granted in Australia, an increase of 2 per cent, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Wonder if that figure rose again in 2013/14?

Exactly why I contend the sexes need relationship OPTIONS rather than THE all conquering mandatory that is marriage.

It will take time but I can see a time coming where the default will be equality and choice. Same-sex marriage, partnership’s, the old standard of defacto, polyamorous relationships and marriage just to name but a few.

Mark my words on this day in February 2015 if you wish.

Until then beautiful humans of so many colours, creeds, flaws and sheer brilliance, and beauty,

Love many…or as many as you can.

Shane

Parenting lessons from tribes around the world – a conversation with photographer Jimmy Nelson — Mama Hub

http://www.mamahub.nl/mamahub/2015/1/26/parenting-lessons-from-tribes-around-the-world-a-conversation-with-acclaimed-photographer-jimmy-nelson

Found this an interesting read. 

If I had my time again would have loved to have lived in a small commune of people sharing everything as these people do.

Time would just pass with minimal worry not like the reality a lot of us live in.

Food for thought tis.
Please consider loving many…it’s really not that difficult.

Shane

I think we have it arse – about….

Relationships…never a dull moment.

It’s my opinion that the concept and still current belief amongst many that Mr or Mrs Right will be everything you need is completely off the mark.

Don’t get me wrong there are probably quite a few relationships where this actually does work (for a time), but I would contend they are in the minority.

Time and life experience has taught me that we were largely fed a furphy growing up but oddly we seem to still seek out that holy grail.

Don’t get me wrong…big fan of living with that person with whom you share multiple loves be that…well anything you can name…food, music, literature and the list goes on, but,…

The idea that this person can be everything your beating heart wants, needs and desires is in my opinion…crap!

And I gather if you are reading this and have an opinion you probably “get” that this ongoing belief is largely perpetuated by women (ie: Mother to daughter pressure to marry) due mostly to their lot in life which thankfully is changing and finding a much more even balance point as a gender that deserves 50% as the default.

That is a large part of the puzzle but not all of the puzzle so if you have any learned input and you wish to share please come down to a Meetup where we can discuss this further over a glass of wine or whatever takes your fancy on that particular day.

Until then, as The Beatles sung;

Cheers,

Shane