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Unformatted text preview: animal kingdom, we do not need to pair off and reproduce every 4 years to keep the human race alive. Not only from a biological standpoint does long term partnership seem improbable, but also from a statistical standpoint. There are millions, possibly billions, of decisions that a person will make in their lifetime, each of which will take that person down a new branch of a path. Meanwhile, their partner will also be faced with many decisions, taking them down different paths as well. With all the possibilities and combinations of decisions that could be made, it is very unlikely that a person and their partner will remain as compatible as they were the day they started their courtship. With all this working against us, it might be beneficial to re-examine our expectations of a marriage. With these more realistic expectations, we might be able to see past the fairy tale and lead more happy and fulfilled lives....
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2011 for the course ENGL 101C taught by Professor Stewart during the Fall '07 term at Northampton Community College.
- Fall '07