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The Saddest Article In the Newspaper Today

Posted By U2Literary On 1.19.2010 @ 8:52 pm In Rant | No Comments

With all forgiveness to earthquake victims and obit survivors, the article in the NTY today about More Men Marrying Wealthier Women [1] was the saddest of all. Don’t let the title throw you off, it’s not about men seeking out rich women to marry. Take this snippet:

Ms. Zielinski, the fashion stylist, said her best friend, a man, told her once: “ ‘You are confident, have good credit, own your own business, travel around the world and are self-sufficient. What man is going to want you?’ He laughed, but I found that pretty depressing.”

So now being smart is a detriment? What’s wrong with people? Overall, this has become a society that rewards mediocrity, where exceptionalism is treated as some kind of a handicap and real handicaps as some kind of Get Out of Jail Free card. Give me a freakin’ break.

Be smarter. Work harder. What happened to men here? Is it so accepted that they’ll be overgrown children all their lives that so many have taken the path of least resistance? It’s in evidence all over this town, and you can tell just by how people dress. There’s the girl who’s put herself through the wringer to dress well and look good and there’s the fat slob next to her with a backwards baseball cap and some sports logo monstrosity. Excuse me while I go vomit.

Grow a pair already, gentlemen. There’s nothing wrong with being successful. There are too many dudes and not enough Men.

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