I don’t. Part of it, I think, is because my parents didn’t get married until they were in their forties, so they both have a very “career first” attitude that I really respect and appreciate and also emulate.
I think part of the reason I don’t have a serious relationship is because I don’t want one right now. I’m a busy guy and I have a lot of stuff to do. I’m a shitty boyfriend, because I’ll do things like decide I’m going to write a novel and not see anyone socially or really talk to anybody for a month, or I’ll travel out of town every weekend for two months straight for work related things.
I have a lot I want to do with life, and I am too unwilling to compromise on my goals (which is an integral part of being in a serious relationship, I think) to put myself in that position.
- Hamlet: You read my journal?
- Horatio: At first I did not know it was your diary. I thought it was a very sad handwritten book.
“Here’s a tidbit for you: the poll tax that was outlawed in 1964, adjusted for inflation, is substantially cheaper than the average cost for a low-income voter in satisfying a photo ID requirement. You may not be forking over the cash directly for the right to vote, but when you figure in documentation, travel, and time spent away from work jumping through the bureaucratic hoops, it ends up costing in the range of $75-$175. For people who are having trouble feeding their children, this is an inexcusable price.”