Did you know that people become more economically productive after they marry? It's true. David Popenoe, Co-Director of the National Marriage Project at Rutgers University, says it's true. Evidently, married people work harder, they advance further in their job, they save more money, and usually invest more wisely. Most experts speculate that's because they are working for another, working for something and someone larger than themselves. They are now working for their family.
I think it's obvious. Marriage or highly committed relationships require us to shave off our selfishness. It brings out the best in us. In the powerful yet funny words of Jack Nicholson to Helen Hunt in the movie As Good as It Gets, "You make me want to be a better man."
We don't fully develop emotionally or intellectually until we are connected to another. Marriage is a great way for that happen.
Make sure you cherish yours today.