Let's not perpetuate the same mistakes

tom_paine's picture

I see some comments suggesting polyamory as an "ideal" that should be taught instead of monogamy. One of the dangers of "millenarian" thinking is the notion that some new "ism" will be "the answer" for all our problems. Whether Communism, Free Love, Scientology or now polyamory, the same promises of a universal answer to our problems deludes us into thinking we can tell the world how they should live.

People, let's be grown up about this and stop thinking for our fellow men and women. Monogamy works fine for millions of people around the world. It's like saying "I have a peanut allergy so let's ban peanuts." If monogamy doesn't work for you (and it doesn't for me), fine, but don't try to raise up polyamory (with its many problems and issues) as a false answer.