We live in a disposable society. Everything can be replaced for the next big thing, something shinier, something newer and something better. Now when something breaks we replace it. It’s that simple. We break our cell phones, we just get a new one. We get a new car, because we want to drive something newer and better. Our homes are not big enough, so we get something bigger. Our jobs don’t pay enough, so we move on.
The grass is always greener on the other side. People don’t believe in forever love anymore. People don’t want to work at anything. It seems our society has gotten lazy, if it takes effort then it isn’t worth it. It seems to be the norm that relationships don’t last very long anymore.
When we see an older couple still together, we are in awe. We want to know what is their secret of weathering the storm. There are no secrets. Things were different, if it broke you fixed it and you made due. There was no money to hire and lawyer. There was no starting over on your own. They fought it out, stayed silent for a few days and fixed what broke. It was that simple. People stuck together and they learned to fall back in love again. They stayed committed.
People don’t want to work at anything that meant something important to them at one point in their lives. Love, commitment and loyalty are words that anyone can say, but a few can do. We are surrounded and bombarded by broken relationships and the easy task of walking away.
People and relationships should not be disposable. Life is not easy, relationships are not simple and love is hard work. But, we dispose of our relationships and the people in it too easily. We maybe a disposable society today, but I guarantee you, we will become a society filled with people with regret.
Regretting the chances we didn’t take, the relationships we threw away and the things we could have fixed but didn’t.