Thursday, September 04, 2003

Slate has another interesting article about marriage. This one is about a book by Laura Kipnis which questions the need for monogamous marriage. It's a really interesting article. Is marriage a reasonable institution? Can people really be faithful forever? At one point, it's asked why people keep going back to marriage, despite rising divorce statistics, infidelities and complaints. I think what is not looked at is the alternative: Do we not want to be alone? Although I'm not a big fan of marriage, I think most of us do have an innate desire to dedicate ourselves to one person. We may not know who that person should be, and more than likely we'll get it wrong, but we're still seeking that person out.

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