DEAR CHRISTINE: All that glitters is not gold
SO OFTEN IN your column I see young women writing about wanting to find a man to start a relationship with, or they are seeing someone else’s husband.
What in the world are they thinking of? Don’t they remember that there is HIV AIDS out there? I think young people need to find the Lord and stop wanting so much sexual pleasure. They must remember that the more you have sex the greater are your chances of contracting AIDS.
Many of them do not know anything about their partner’s past, or about the past of the men they are going to meet. For goodness’ sake Christine, we have so many unsolved murders. Some of the men walking around and looking fine could be murderers.
Some of these girls jump into bed sometimes within hours, with the first man who comes around. The men are no different.
They see a woman whom they think is desirous and before you know it, they are in a relationship; with no idea about the woman’s past or even her present. Won’t you call this madness or living life recklessly? There is more to life than sex, and both men and women must stop believing that to be sexually inactive is foolish. In fact, I am convinced that those who choose not to be sexually active are the ones among us who are wise.
There is a saying that good things come to those who wait and looking to get into a relationship for the sake or sex, or, just wanting to be in a relationship does not always pay off in the long run.
I am 24 years old and I’ve seen others around my age hurt, humiliated and even falling ill because of some relationship or sexually transmitted disease.
A word of advice to the men out there is this; all that glitters is not gold. Women, bear this truth is mind also.
Everyone is living in hope; sadly many are dying in despair.
One definitely has to be careful when it comes to personal relationships, and you are darn right about many of the points you have made.
An individual would be extremely foolish to get involved with persons they know to be promiscuous, since their chances of becoming AIDS victims are multiplied tenfold over those who keep with one partner. You must remember though, that even one unfaithful act, can cause an individual to become an AIDS victim and pass this killer disease to a faithful partner.
It is not always easy to check another person’s past because so many acts are concealed in the dark. At times, and unfortunately so, we sometimes find a reckless “so what?” attitude in some people. This always only lasts until the day of reckoning when it ravages the body and then, of course, it is too late.
These are days when all of us should be careful. Sadly, this is not always the case and people don’t always play by the rules of morality and faithfulness. Thanks for sharing.