Last Man StandingSeptember 14, 2011 0 Comments
For someone who is so certain about everything, it’s humorous to think I have no idea how things will actually turn out. Perhaps one day I’ll have everything that I’ve ever wanted. Maybe I’ll look back on this post and laugh because, well, it was all inevitable for things to go exactly as planned. Meaning, the income, house, wife and kids will all be there accordingly and when the time is right. There is no indication that it wouldn’t go that way. Let’s be honest, life hasn’t really thrown me any crazy curveballs to this point. Unless you count a reality TV show, I don’t.
As a side note, does marriage change everything?? To me it would. Right now I have an awesome setup. My place is cool, work couldn’t be better, well, I could always make more money and of course, I love to play video games, go out with friends (for real), exercise and spend time with my family. I don’t see a wife fitting anywhere into that. On top of that, I’ve seen marriage change my friends lives completely. The best friends that I had growing up, I’ve lost exactly in the order that they got married. Who knows what happened, maybe they got caught up in the idea of love and marriage to the point where everything else seemed uninteresting. Maybe it was something that I did (slim chance, lol.). Maybe they had a lot of stuff to do around the house. Or perhaps their wives didn’t want them hanging out with me because I’ve always been kind of a playboy (most likely). The flip side to that is that my best friends from college who aren't married are still my best friends. Coincidence, I think not. There is an overwhelming amount of evidence that shows people who get married later on in life (28+) are much more likely to stay together. As much as I don't like to put this life binding love into a box or stat, it's apparent that their is a reality to it. (further reading in the links below).
I have no idea what’s going to happen on that side of things but what I do know is that my oldest brother has been married for almost nine years and my other brother just got married a couple of weeks ago. They share a commonality with each others chosen wives. They each knew their spouses for an extended period of time before solidifying the relationship with a ring. My oldest brother and his girl dated for years before deciding it was time to marry. My other brother married his college sweetheart who he had been dating for over eight years. In other words, they both were well into their relationships by my age. I suppose it’s important to have a strong foundation before getting married or at least know the person you’re marrying for a good while before tying the knot. It makes sense. I suppose I’m just pumping myself self up for god knows what but I am the LAST MAN STANDING in the Michael Family and won’t go down without a fight! If I can steal a quote from a movie and how appropriate that the movie is called “Dan In real Life” he says “If there’s anything that you can tell your kids about what to expect in life, it would be, expect to be surprised”
Check out my Best Man speech below