My twitter feed yesterday provided an interesting social commentary on values in 21st century America. The first thing I read was a post about the terrible tornado activity in the southeastern US. Apparently, folks in Alabama built a college football stadium that was sturdy enough to withstand the tornadoes, and were thankful for the near miss.
The next tweet asked the question, “What’d you do with your wedding dress post-split?” The author laments the hard feelings of the past failed relationship and is also quite hopeful of his current relationship. Nonetheless, he is honest about his concern that there is never any certainty as to whether his romantic relationships will go the distance.
As I read both of these posts I observed that it could be argued that in the US we build some things to last, like football stadiums. For other things, like marriages, we do not seem to be as intentional about construction and planning ahead.