Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Giving up nothing...

... and wanting everything. It's a very popular way of approaching life in 21st Century Canada, if the article found here is anything to go by.

Other bloggers have associated this trend with our laxidaisical approach to other serious questions of adulthood, like abortion, birth control and drug use. I think there is a connection. You cannot expect people to accept the responsibility of, say, a mortgaged home with no equity, if you are telling them at the same time they can opt out of pregnancy and marriage if they think it is too difficult. We've been telling our teenagers for years that some decisions, which they themselves know are serious, aren't serious and generally consequence free. Should anyone be surprised that these teens, now grown adults, apply this logic to foreclosure?

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