The Three Sign Posts of Destruction
by Dantalion Jones
Please allow me to address those students who are facing graduation in 2010 and the possibility of a new life.
I offer this first with my greatest hopes for your future. I offer this also as a cautionary tale.
Lately, I've been watching a lot of TruTV and DateLine Mystery. Most of these shows are about terrible crimes committed by people who seem to start out as good upstanding citizens.
My questions are "How did it start?" and "What could have been done?".
After some thought it seems so clear. These were all people who were young and idealistic, with high ambitions. All of them set out to "live the dream". But every last one of them did one or more of these three things: Marriage, Family, Home Ownership.
Face it, marriage only seems like a good idea until after you've done it.