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2Throwaway Society Our society today has developed into one that, overall, is very much living in the  wants and desires of the present.  There is not a lot of thought or appreciation for the  past or the future.  This obsession with our wants and desires in the moment has led us  to be a “Throwaway society”.  There are a number of areas that we can examine that  illustrate this point.  They are in our marriage relationship, our material belongings and  our financial management. Our marriage relationships are being thrown away at an  alarming rate. We no longer see a marriage relationship as a lifelong commitment.   People even refer to their first marriage as their “Starter Marriage”. As far as our  material belongings, our society has developed a generation that feels the need to trade in an item for something new on a yearly, and sometimes monthly, basis.  From a  financial standpoint we are throwing away our futures for a warm and fuzzy feeling  today.  In the following paper I will use documented evidence within these three areas to show prove that we are a Throwaway society. One of the most glaring examples of being a throwaway society is our extremely  high divorce rate.  Nearly half of all marriages in the US today end in divorce.  From the  time we are barely able to walk we are fed the wrong information about love, marriage  and romantic relationships.  This is done through the movies and TV shows, magazine  articles, advertisements and even the relationships our parents model for us.  In TV and movies we are bombarded with unrealistic expectations and examples of what marriage relationships should be.  They show relationships that are over spilling over with  constant romance, passionate feelings and over the top gestures.  Since this is what we
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3Throwaway Society are exposed to this is what we think a marriage should be all the time and it usually  starts out that way.  Then when these things start to change we believe our marriage is  not what it is supposed to be and we toss it aside through divorce.  This inaccurate idea  of relationships can also be seen in the articles that we see in social magazines today.   They are filled with articles carrying titles like  Is your spouse cheating? Take our test  or  10 different sex moves that will keep your relationship happy .  These articles tell us that  our spouses and ourselves constantly have to “Make the grade” and that it is our job to  constantly judge them.  Since our grade is defined by the unrealistic relationships we 
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