October 19, 2006

You should...

I had a conversation today with a woman that is 34 and her friends all think she should be getting married to live the dream they all have (being 40 and married). This woman described each one, but isn't like any of them. She said, "Why do I have to live up to some expectation about happiness?" The simple answer, is that you shouldn't. Nothing will stop insensitive people from prying into your life though.

Many couples that are married face their own version of this question. "When are you going to have children?" My favorite answer is, "I have a dog, I don't need children."

I've asked many deep questions in my life. Most of the time, I preface these questions with the phrase, "Don't answer if you don't want to." I always hope that people take that statement with the sincerity that it was intended to have. I'm saying, 'I'm asking a sensitive question which is none of my business. If you'd like to share, fine, if not, that is fine as well.'

What questions offend you the most? Does the relationship you have with someone determine the level of questions they are allowed to ask?


At 5:09 PM, Blogger Buffalo said...

My answer is predicated on the level of the relationship.

At 1:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior?"

That's one that bothers me.


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