So... some of the bridalstuff kind of creeps me out a little bit (links are to bridal shower pics a high school classmate posted on FB).
If I get engaged, am I going to suddenly start loving it all?
No. If you don't love it now, you probably won't love it then. That stuff kind of makes me sick, too.
I especially hate bachelorette parties. For mine, I made my bestie promise that there would be NO wearing of penis-shaped hats, NO wearing of a veil, NO Suck-for-a-Buck games, NO scavenger hunts where we have to ask guys for their underwear. She planned a perfectly lovely evening at my favorite pub with my favorite girls.
Masquerading as a normal person day after day is exhausting.
The reason why most societies have much difficulty to solve major problems is because they focus too much on that one specific thing that will generate a short term fix. Rather, they should focus on the big picture and how each factor in society interacts with each other. After analyzing how each factor interacts with each other, find a leverage point that will generate an overall long term benefit. Additionally, seeing the trends and predicting where things will go will help determine the best solution to the problem.
“Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings -- always darker, emptier and simpler.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche