Does anyone else object to the use of “tragedy” to describe “people who are not yet married”? I know I’m missing a lot in life, but I have trouble considering that lack to be of tragic proportions.
Dreamer wrote it up in a poem that I linked to, once long ago. (Dreamer went on to get married.)
And I objected to the “shidduch crisis” being listed next to the kidnapped and the incarcerated as Biggest Tragedy of Our Generation during a Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation event.
However, I do consider it a good sign that we consider it a tragedy. It means we have very little perspective on what a tragedy truly is.