One thought on “The Single-at-Heart: Beacons of Innovation in a Blandly Married World?

  • February 3, 2013 at 8:42 am

    I think it’s important to point out that increasing acceptance of gay marriage is a sign of increasing acceptance of gays. Even if marriage is a conventional choice the fact that gays are more accepted in that role is a plus.

    And I’d also point out that not all married people are boring and conventional, even if their choice is the expected one. I think we have to be careful about engaging in a zero-sum game…ie if being single is good then being married is bad.

    In spite of this I actually agree that it’s important to have people who stand out, who take a different path. It’s a kind of leadership role, an explorer’s role, showing people other possibilities in life. It’s something that’s always interested me, and it’s a part (but only a part) of the reason I’m single at heart.

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