From “Going to the Dogs”

“That happens to many women. We young men have cares of our own, and they leave us sufficient time for pleasure, but not enough for love. The family is disintegrating. After all, there are only two possible ways in which we can shoulder responsibility. Either a man accepts the responsibility for a woman’s future, and then, if he loses his job the week after, he realizes how irresponsibly he has acted. Or his sense of responsibility forbids him to make a mess of a woman’s future, and if, for this very reason, he plunges her into misfortune, he finds out that his decision was as irresponsible as the other fellow’s. That particular dilemma used not to exist.”

–sound familiar?

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