This is my era: An era full of technological advancements and an era where money is the source of all evil and happiness alike.
In five years time, I will be married to a good man. We will have two kids after that, because we will both acknowledge that the economy is tough, and the need to have more children will not be a viable option.
My children will never know the embrace of my warm arms because I will not have time to hold them and nurture them. I will be too busy trying to make quick money, so I will spend my time in the office. My household duties will be delegated to the house-help, and with time, my kids will become fonder of her than me.
I will not have time for my husband either, because just like him, I will want to rise in the ladders of success and become a ‘successful’ woman. Instead of striving to please him, I will strive to please my employer, who will promote me to a better position at work. Family will be the third most important thing in my life, after career and money. I will not respect my husband and treat him as the head of the family. I will constantly remind him that we are both equal that I work just as hard as he does. I will remind him that there is no such thing as wifely duties, and that house duties must be shared equally. I will find excuses not to fulfill my conjugal obligations. He will soon find solace in another woman’s hands, and we will get a divorce. The judge will grant him full custody of our kids, because he will claim I am an absentee mother. My kids will hate me for being the cause of our divorce, but I will use my money to buy their love. We will be communicating through the social media, my kids and I, and as long as this happens, I will see no need of visiting them to spend time with them, or showing up at their school for events. The only time I will show up for them is their birthdays, and I will stay for 5 minutes, because I will have much more important places to be.
I will get remarried, to a younger man, just to show my husband that I can still get it. I will divorce him after a year. I will get remarried four other times-Unsuccessfully. I will then accept the fact that family was never meant for me, and I will adopt a cat, and a dog, buy an aquarium, fill my house with all things money can buy to keep me company, to keep me from being lonely.
My kids will grow up not having a maternal presence in their life, so one will be overweight from eating too much comfort food and the other bullimic because she wants to keep up with a ‘kardashian’. They will both lose their virginity at 14 because sexual purity in my era will no longer be important, and their mother will not be there to teach them it. One will get pregnant at 16. She will opt for abortion. My ex husband will call me to tell me to talk to my kids, and when I do, they will be busy on their phones, because they will have no respect for me anymore.
As time goes by, I will realize that my family is important. I will realize my mistakes and I will want to go back to my family and right the wrongs I did in my life. But this will not be possible because my ex husband will have moved on and settled down with a loving wife who respects him, my children will have lost respect for me and will not want to talk to me, and I, I will be left all alone, with just but a career title that I chased for half of my life. I will go into depression and no one, not even the boss I dedicated my life to will be at my side.
This will be my era, and the era of my next generation unless I change the perception today’s society seems to be adopting. Unless I realize that family is the most important thing in life, that a husband is the head of the family, that a woman will never be equal to a man by God’s design, that a woman should fulfill her duties with respect and humility, that the media is not the answer, that I am a steward of everything God has placed on earth, that I have a responsibility in shaping the future of my society, that money and careers are not all that that they seem; unless I make this realization and strive to change our conceptions, then this will be my era, and that of the future generation.