I saw this on Pinterest today and at first glance was all yeah, that’s cool. But then I did a kind of double take and feel that Lemony Snicket was actually full of shit (are you surprised? I know I am). I’m sure to some people this quote gives them the kick in the pants they need but then were they really waiting to be ready, or just making excuses and avoiding? Those are two very different outlooks, my friend.
My favorite thing about this quot is that it literally tells teenagers that it’s ok to have sex before they’re ready because if they don’t they’ll be virgins forever. Solid advice there Lemony and everyone on Pinterest and Facebook that have shared this quote.
Depending on the audience, that quote tells
- Recovering alcoholics to get the fuck over it and hang around their friends who still drink regardless of the risk of relapse
- Young adults to move out of their parents house before they can afford it and (potentially) go into severe debt
- …there really are too many scenarios to list. I’m sure you can come up with some of your own.
So no, to me this is not a quote to share and hold as a core tenant of your being. You should be ready to do something before you do it.
Just because something is written in cursive writing does not make it wise.