Is this the goal anymore?

Is this the goal anymore?

You don’t have to look far to see that times have certainly changed from the ‘good ole days’ that our parents talk about. A few decades ago, our people had Heathcliff and Claire Huxtable to look up to, promoting the importance of getting married and developing a family. Now, we have reality TV and individuals like Erica Mena or Joseline Hernandez to look up to. You don’t have to look far to see that times have changed. You also don’t think hard to try and understand the SLOW demise of the idea of the ‘black family’ . We’re scared to grow up now and actually, grow up at a slower rate than our predecessors. Check this out:

Via NBCnews:

Even if you like it, many Americans may not want to put a ring on it. One in five adults 25 and older have never been married, up from nine percent in 1960, and marriage is appearing to be less of a priority for both men and women, a study released Wednesday shows.

The study by the Pew Research Center shows that a rising number of adults living together and raising children may be contributing. Another factor is the growing emphasis never-married women place on finding a spouse with a steady job and with similar educational attainments. Women are spending more time in HIGHER EDUCATION, and the percentage of men in the labor force has fallen sharply, from 93 percent in 1960 to 82 percent in 2012. Of today’s still-single share of American adults, the 25-34 age bracket is the most available, with 50 percent of those adults never married. Better hit the BOOKS, guys.

With that being said, our culture is so hurt that we rather not take the risk of getting married. Hell, most of us are scared to even be in a committed relationship. What do you think is the reason why the marital rate is declining? Is it because it’s not ‘cool’ to be married anymore?


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