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Published: Saturday, March 16 2013 6:32 p.m. MDT

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A voice of Reason
Salt Lake City, UT

While this information is useful (but already known by nearly everyone) for anyone who needs to be informed about social trends, I would caution that it should be used to make decisions on the family. I've seen plenty of cases where a father or mother aware of old-fashioned family life vs modern, how things have changed, the role of men compared to women then and now- and they will make a decision based purely on their desire to 'have it differently'.

If our self reflection and decision making is the sum of looking at how society 'does it' or has changed, then we will never function. This may seem slightly irrelevant to the article, but I've seen many people read things like this and make ill-advised decisions afterward.

It is never enough to look at how the masses 'do it' or how things have changed. One must always consider if those changes were right and foremost: what is right for one's own home. In my experience, such appropriate self-reflection about 'what is right' has had very little- to nothing to do with what the majority of society does.

A voice of Reason
Salt Lake City, UT

Correction: "I would caution that it should [not] be used to make decisions on the family."

I simply meant that watching how everyone else lives doesn't say anything about what is right. It can be good to be informed about social trends, but not live your life by them. I would rather live by standards and values that I desire to keep and believe to be right.

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