No offense taken. I am quite used to it, this is the go to school of thought that most people like to use to reason what they don't fully understand, or care to even understand. I get it. Most people follow the trend of wanting to get married and have children and that's lovely. Those that don't want to apply knee jerk reasoning behind it without ever giving it a second thought.
As I said previously I have made a lifestyle choice, a concious choice. Why is this so hard to believe without applying a nonesensical thereputic answer? I suppose this is just what people do. Regardless I am as happy as I can ever be with myself, me, who I am and the choice I have made. I can do what i want, who i want, with whoever i want, as much as I want, anytime i want. Life is good.
Just for the record I back him on the above. I know a fair number of people with his mentality & with one exception, none of them afaik none arrived at that decision by being bitter & jilted. (Full disclosure: There should be 2 IMO but then the second is that army buddy I've mentioned that won the lottery & I'm gonna go out on a limb & say that winning $34 mil a few weeks after the divorce is final heals a fug ton of wounds)
Until I get my check an realize how much I getting fuged because I am not married or have children. Why do I get to bear the higher tax burdon? This is a real discrimination issue that no one says anything about. Paying more for health insurance, car insurance, don't get the same kind of tax breaks, paying higher taxes. Mortgage brokers want to pass right over me and even sometimes rental offices. And I am a sucessfull guy! Oh and where does my SS go if god forbid I don't make it to that age?
Again, I don't see it as the IRS targeting you... but if you insist... You're gonna be paying taxes into the system for what? Another 20-30 years? Well so am I, & odds are, my son will put another 35+ years in, so its like they're splitting the difference.
As far as mortgage, rental, insurance, etc... they see people who are married with kids as stable & predictable, thus a safer bet.
By the way the marriage rate in this country is rapidly declining. I am willing to bet over half of the current marriages end in divorce. Want to guess why?
Because they either got married too young or they caved to societal pressure.