Instant Gratification and Relationships

This blog is short because it has been on my mind, but I am not very adept at the topic, so I want to know what you think.

US culture has a systemic problem with immediate gratification. This issue goes beyond ADD. We desire instant gratification in all areas. We can get our relationship fix through Facebook chat updates. Text someone or call them immediately. Magazine adds advertise, “Six pack abs in one week,” “Summer body in 5 weeks or less!” “Develop monetary freedom today!” and on and on.

Most disturbing to me is the instant gratification desired in relationships. We can get our relationship fix through Facebook chat updates. Text someone or call them immediately.  We do not have a tempered patience or commitment to go alongside our relationships. This can cause the quickly moving and changing relationships that are usually painful and sad and not fulfilling. When we are no longer getting our ‘fix’ from the relationship, we move on to the next one. We want the gratification of friendship now. I fear for the generation that does not understand the long term commitment of lifelong friends.

What do you think are the problems that arise out of relationships that are based out of a now gratification?

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