Ok. What is WRONG with our world, people??
I haven't commented much on the show, "The Bachelor", but I cannot refrain from venting about the lack of standard that our generation seems to have. I cannot get OVER how people are all, "ohhh - it's such a love story for Molly and Jason." Are you KIDDING me? He is wishy washy, and has lost all credibility as far as I'm concerned. His excuse being that he wished he could "control his feelings" is something I was taught in grade 8 ... men CAN control their emotions and don't let them manipulate you into thinking that they are "poor, unfortunate souls" who have to succumb to every whim based on how they feel.
This seems to be the way our society thinks ... do what feels good. Don't worry about hurting other people, don't worry about breaking your word, don't worry about teaching your children that love is a feeling that changes from day to day. You commitment is based on your heart, not your word.
Now ... certainly, there is room for error. Obviously - he shouldn't marry someone that he feels isn't right for him ... but it doesn't dismiss the words he used and the fact that he felt strong enough to tell Molly that he was not choosing her because he was "in love with someone else." Or, did he forget that??
Ok. My blood is boiling ... here is what I posted on a friend's site on her comment page. It pretty much sums it up for me:
Ok. Here's my thing ... I didn't know anything prior to watching the show - and I was mighty shocked. Not that he chose Melissa, but that he backed out. As far as I'm concerned, he has lost all credibility ... his words mean nothing. How can Molly possibly trust anything he says?? And kissing him 20min after he breaks up with his FIANCE??? The woman he said he LOVED and wanted to be with FOREVER.
I was pleased that Melissa at least said a few things on her mind ... made him look like a the fool that he is. Not because he chose her, but because he is spineless and a wimp.
Makes me sick. This is not a love story - this is not the "happy ending" for Molly and Jason ... it is exactly what is wrong with our world. The mere fact that he kept saying that he wished he could control his emotions, is the lamest thing ever. COME ON PEOPLE. This is the standard that people have come up with ... do what FEELS right. Don't live with regrets.
And as for Molly ... sincerely pathetic. She should have gotten up, walked out and reminded him that he PROPOSED to someone else. He had his chance ... and had the esteem to not be someone's 2nd choice.
All I know is that I've seen him say "I love you" to 2 women, get on his knee, propose ... and now he's onto someone else ... all in a year.
How can this be anything but shameful?
Did you watch? Do you care? Do you think that this is a love story, that we should give Jason a break? Do you think that our moral standard of feelings vs commitment is tainted? Do you think reality t.v. has gone too far - and made a mockery over the sanctity of marriage? Will you watch next season??
*sigh*. Ok. I'm tired.