It is widely seen in movies and television programs today that our cultural views on love and marriage are progressively changing. It seems to me that our culture once viewed love as special feeling we reserve for one special person, and marriage as a sacred vow to be faithful. But popular movies today like Friends With Benefits and others like it seem to be portraying a different set of standards. These movies seem to be telling us that we can love many people and that marriage is only a temporary thing. They seem to be telling us that it is normal to 'sleep around,' get a divorce, and cheat on our partners. I personally believe that this is the wrong message to be sending out to people in our society; that we are setting a trap for ourselves in making us think that these things are ok. As the text might put it, our society seems to be falling out of consummate love, and into more of an infatuation.
Popular Culture on: Love and Marriage
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