That brings me to the subject of marrying early, which you touched upon, Polar Bear. Now I've known many of my old high school friends/classmates that married around the age of 19-20 and the interesting part was they married their high school sweethearts. It's so easy to fall in love, to be in love, and to know what kind of ramifications/obstacles that can come your way as a person, as a married couple, and as a family. Problem is, it's really a leap of faith. One minute you could be heads over heels in love with "the one" and 5 years later, become disenchanted because you feel like you've been held back from what you really want to do in life. When you're 18/19/20, you tend to have an idea of what you want to do in life, but odds are you won't find out until you're 25 or later as to find out what your true calling is. Why's that? Because with greater experience, you've gotten a better idea of what you want to do. The worst part is not having or affording the flexibility to then pursue that goal, whatever it is. Being married and let alone having a family can hold you back, especially when you run into problems. Granted, there's no manual on how to be in relationships, to be in love, or on life in general, which I think is the most exciting reason why we live life anyway, but generally it's easy to be fully prepared for a relationship, it's a lot harder once you're in it. Once you've made your decision, there's no way out, and if there's a way out, it could be emotionally damaging.
I agree and disagree. I would certainly agree that many people around the age of 18-20 like the IDEA of marriage, but haven't got the slightest clue as to what responsibilities marriage requires. They get into marriage because they want to be viewed a certain way as a couple. I saw it all the time in college. I think some of the girls in college went there for the sole purpose of finding a husband. I also saw genuine commitment. Some people don't have ambitious career aspirations. I know of many that just wanted to have a family and raise their kids. That is what made them happy.
I think it depends more on what your ambitions are rather than your age. Ambitions can change at 30 and destroy a marriage.