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I heard an interesting explanation of marriage the other day while watching a video about pickup. Probably not a completely unbiased source of information, but insightful nonetheless.
Basically it goes like this:
Let’s say you want to hire someone for your company. You give them two options.
Option 1 – you offer them a base salary of $80k/year and tell them that the more money they bring in, the more they’ll get rewarded. You’re already super motivated to run the company, and you offer them the chance to work alongside you as you grow your empire together.
Option 2 – same as above, but if you do anything to piss them off, they can quit and take half the company.
Kind of makes you think.
Now look, I’m not one of those people that’s against marriage. I think it can work for a lot of people who come from a traditional background and live their lives according to somewhat traditional values.
Clearly defined roles for men and women. Not to make a social statement that men are smarter and better at everything (even though we are), but because that’s how marriage was “successful” for thousands of years before the world started to change.
I think marriage can be great for some people. It allows them to focus the energy that they’d normally be focusing on chasing girls towards whatever their mission/passion is in life. I have friends like this and I definitely see the benefit there
But for some people, it doesn’t make as much sense.
Actually now that I think about it, I’m just a big fat liar. I’ve considered marrying every single girlfriend I ever had. And some of those girls were definitely not marriage material. But some were.
And even if I hook up with a new girl and we have a connection, I automatically start to imagine our futures together.
But ultimately this is just the easy way out – it’s a nuclear solution to a minor problem, a way to save yourself from having to expend effort on a task that requires you to think and risk your ego.
No bueno.

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