I started this blog with a friend after a long weekend where we talked for hours about how unhappy many of our friends and contemporaries seemed to be, based on choices made using information gleaned from society, media and unexamined lives.
I’ve watched friends and loved ones make unnecessary choices, often in the guise of following society’s expectations of us. And far too often as part of some twisted idea that being an adult must involve sacrifice, hardship, and stress.
TV shows, movies, and ads perpetuate these unnecessary lives of nagging wives, sexless marriages, getting or staying married because kids are involved, saying yes because someone proposed and that’s somehow the next logical step, and on and on.
Sure, sex and cohabitation before marriage are now widely accepted. But what about all the other issues? All the things no one is talking about? The things that might lead us to better choices, to be better humans.
I share my stories, thoughts, and opinions, and want to hear yours. There is no right or wrong. This is about starting the conversations we’re not having elsewhere, but should be. Please join me. Challenge me. And become part of this Candid Uprising.