On May 4, actress Cameron Diaz, in effect, announced: “Marriage is dead”.
When asked if she thought marriage was a dying institution, Diaz, said, “I do. I think we have to make our own rules. I don’t think we should live our lives in relationships based off of old traditions that don’t suit our world any longer.”
I have a few questions about this assessment:
Why would someone who has experienced several failed relationships think that she knows anything about committed relationships?
Why would anyone allow Ms. Diaz to have influence in their life?
More importantly, where do we think that this type of thinking is going to take us?
I would suggest that Cameron is dead wrong. She knows nothing about what suits our world. She can go ahead and make her own rules but the results are going to be really bad.
This Sunday, I am preaching the third part of Indispensable Relationships at Cross Community. I hope you can join us.
2 Replies to “Cameron Diaz is dead…wrong”
Well said… The scary thing is, our culture gives credibility to people just because they are famous.. Remember what your parents used to say “If they said to jump off a bridge would you?”
Fame does not equal wisdom…. just look at Sheen.
I’m always leery of the use of the phrase “our world” or “our country” or “our city”. It seems to usually amount to someone extrapolating their experiences onto a large group of people…which is what I think is happening here.
If Ms. Diaz has had multiple failed relationships, it may be easier to blame the concept/institution itself than the participants.
She’s seen as fun and rich and famous and carefree and attractive. I think some people would feel closer to these characteristics if they adopt other, more easily accessible traits she has (like ideology).
I think it just reinforces the path a lot of younger people are headed down…a larger number of shallow, easier to maintain friendships in place of deeper, longer lasting ones that may not be as entertaining on a day-to-day basis. I’ve seen the same thing happen even in the concept of friendship…the concept of “best friend” being used left and right by people who’ve known each other for all of a week.
I think we’re getting lazy all around and we underestimate how much we learn from relationships even as adults.