I recently saw two of 'today's philosopher/prophets' explaining how it's really a better deal to be [SUB]alone[/SUB] --not 'alone': "single," "not tied-down" ... The first--responding to the GLBTQ-community's "It Gets Better"-campaign--responded with "In Actuality, Marriage Gets Way Way Way Way Way Way Worse": a video-sequence of married men explaining how 'your wife turns into a sagging bag of smelly guts,' how 'yes, I know I don't look as good as I used to; but looking good is not my job,' how 'living with a wife is like moving back in with your mother, except you ALSO have to have s*x with her" (and--as some of you know--s*x is too complicated to do as often as you like to j.o.) The second (in one of his monologues ... or is the word 'diatribes'?) explained how all his 50+ years he had felt like a 'waste on the planet' since he was still single---his married friends--after hearing he was still single--would dismiss him with kind of a "so, Why do you still exist?" But then he realized that it wasn't HE who was useless, but it was his married friends who made him feel that way (because the people they were useful to were visible, whereas he might never see the ones he is useful to). So I'm glad to be single, but ... "The Spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak"; and if my 'Wif' drafts me, I'll be as enlisted as all the other guys shackled to the "ball-&-chain."