Now, this is just something I will never understand, but I'd like to talk about it. Why are so many of my friends getting engaged? I actually have a couple friends who are getting married right after graduation! I don't get it, at all. Don't they realize that this is really the only point in life where we don't have to think of anyone else but ourselves? When they're older, they'll think "Dang, I never got to discover who I am." Now, I understand that people get married early all the time, and it does work out sometimes. But, it seems like everyone thinks that their relationship is a fairytale with a perfect ending. First of all, fairytales are very, very rare, and 2nd of all, they never showed you the bad things in fairytale movies, duh.
And another thing, all these people who say "I don't care what other people think of me"...you're lying. Sorry to tell you, but yeah. You are. If you truly didn't care, you wouldn't even go out of your way to say it. You DO care, because in saying this, you want people to THINK of you as an independent person or whatever. There may be certain things that you do without needing other people to care, but overall, we all want to impress someone in our life.
Anyways, I don't know, maybe since I'm the kind of person who doesn't think I'll marry (and if I do, I'll be like 38), my opinion is somewhat biased. It just really bothers me, a lot. All these friends of mine getting married? Ridiculous. And all these people jumping on the "I don't care" bandwagon...the freaking wagon is going to break people! Just be you. Wake up in the morning thinking of what YOU want, not another friend's style or attitude. You'll find out that people could totally love you, instead of scrutinizing yourself and changing things about yourself. It's just silly. And when you marry your 18 year old boyfriend, you want him to at least know the real you, right? ;)