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The Single Life

A typical single Person in the media is usually portrayed falsely in my opinion. They are shown living daily with basically no worries. If they were burdened with something, it is not significant, and is usually ridiculously non-important. An example is that they only seemed to be worried with is finding dates. If that is the worst thing I have to be worried with when I'm older, then I'm not too scared about getting older or being single. On many T.V. shows the main focus of an episode has to do with a guy looking for a girlfriend, or girl looking for a boyfriend. That doesn't happen in real life. I mean sure people look for dates of to get hooked up, but it doesn't occupy their whole mindset.

It seems that on T.V. single people have no responsibilities. They always focus on insignificant materialistic things. Clothing, jewelry, and money are the main topic of discussion or concern. Single people seem quite independent on shows. They appear free to run around freely, unburdened by commitment. On "Friends" they seem to have plenty of time to sit around and talk about things all day long. And of course there is "Seinfield", the ultimate show about absolutely nothing. None of them are married, but they are portrayed as living perfectly happy with the smallest of problems. They are portrayed usually as sexually active, and make it seem ok to sleep around. Almost every T.V. show has someone sleeping with another person. It is made into a joke to be a tramp. T.V. has gone from Leave it to Beaver where the parents slept in separate beds, to now where unmarried couples and strangers sleep together

I think this is a bad example for the single people of our society. It sets the tone that people will be ok if they're single. Of course the world will not end if some people are single, but we want to strive to have people married. Marriage is the



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