Woman Finds 2 out of 3 Headlines Disappointing
Seeing a headline about a good paying job consisting of living on an island, I clicked to read the article. Hmm, duties include writing a blog and taking pictures. That I can do. And snorkeling. Uh, oh, that sounds like in the water, even under. That I don’t do. Must be a strong swimmer. Well, there goes that, eliminated before I even apply. My husband told me later they had so many inquiries that their server went down.
Houses as low as $1000. Wow! At that price one could buy a house and give it back to the people who are getting thrown out. But no, it’s not that simple. One is obligated to bring the building up to code and pay taxes. What a complicated system we have devised.
Now for the third one–a good article about marriage. (I am speaking from over 30 years experience.)
There is just one phrase to which I would take exception:
“Transforming a full-grown man — stripping him of decades-old habits, beliefs, and idiosyncrasies — is truly an impossible task.”
It is true that one should not get married hoping to do this. It is true that one cannot do that for someone else, but a person can do so to him/herself. This is the essence of what “The Revelation of Arès” calls penitence. It is difficult, it takes time, but it is not impossible. I see it happening before my very eyes.