Why So Many Marriages Fail

One of the chief reasons so many marriages fail is that the functions of a date and mate differ radically: that of a date is to be charming; that of a mate is to be responsible; and, unfortunately, the most charming individuals are not necessarily the most responsible, while the most responsible are just as often deficient in charm.
-- Sydney Harris (journalist)


Anonymous said…
Good stuff Mark.

This could be applied to many situations.

A charming politician who after elected is not responsible in his job.

A charming pastor when seeking a position who after being hired is not responsible in his duties.

A charming group who wants your money for a project who after they receive your donation are not responsible with the finances.

Charm is a wonderful attribute but fails to get the job done.

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