I had just completed a lengthy article about my astonishment of “The Royal Wedding”, but opted to delete it. My astonishment is two-fold. One, why do people care so much about this? Two, how idiotic it is to spend 60 million dollars on a wedding. Three, what impact does this wedding have on girls looking towards their wedding? And four, how this wedding and things like it have caused proms to be “out of control” in the amount of money spent for dresses, tuxes, meals, the dance and the post-prom party.
I guess I don’t get it and would like your help. Answer for me the following questions…
1. Why do you care about this wedding? Is it the “fairy tale” or what?
2. How do you justify spending 60 million dollars on a wedding? Is the Brittish economy that much better than ours?
3. Does this wedding cause young girls/women in our society to yearn to be a princess? Does this cause self-esteem issues down the road? My three girls are my princesses – not because of how they look, but because of who they are as people. I think weddings like this and even prom events put an awful lot of focus and pressure on looks and “fluff”. In my opinion, this adversely affects the self-esteem of young women.
4. Have proms gotten out of hand the past 20 years? I hate to add up how much money is spent on prom each year – in each community in the United States. Post-prom parties alone spend several thousands of dollars all to ensure that kids aren’t out drinking, doing drugs and/or having sex – at least not on this night!
I don’t know, call me an old fuddy duddy or something. I just don’t get it. I know I am a guy and guys don’t get a lot of things.
Help me out here. Where is God in any of this? What would God want of us? Is this question given any thought? I know me even bringing up this question will absolutely turn many of you off, but I believe it is something each of us should ask. And it is MUCH EASIER for me to ask this question to you than for me to ask it of myself!