Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Insignificant Other

In the age of frenemies, fuck buddies and mutual understandings there arises a new relational juxtaposition. The Insignificant Other. For years, humans have been invited to social gatherings and were encouraged to bring their, "significant others". These significant others were people in their lives that meant something to each other. They were willing to give their "relationship" a title. They were committed to one another, boyfriend or girlfriend, fiance, husband, wife or even a best friend. For some reason society is now afraid of commitment and titles. Perhaps those things just carry too much weight. We've all been burned before. The current percent of failed marriages in America is 50%. Perhaps, we are afraid of failure? Well, America, it's time to put on your big girl panties. Life is hard and failure is inevitable. At some point in time, in any of our lives; we will fail at something. But, more often than not, life and relationships are worth the risk and if someone in your life isn't even willing to take a chance on you then they aren't worth your time. If they refuse to go to social gatherings with you or, on an even more insignificant realm, be in a relationship with you in a digital format such as facebook; this person might be your insignificant other. Don't be insignificant. Be significant.

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