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Will the Hashtag Be the End of Humanity?

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The power of the hashtag should not be overrated, but have we gone too far? Will the day come when no document is sacred and the torch is passed? In this brave new world will the lines be blurred with no hope of ever going back? Perhaps this is a glimpse of the "hash-full" earth the young will inherit.

#DearJohn,

I have been #thinking about you and us a great deal as our #relationship is one that has brought much #love and #joy into my #life over the last year.
#Loveisaverypreciousgift and not to be taken lightly so please #trust I am not #writing this #letter without great #thought and without taking time to #reflect, mediate, #pray and #discuss it with #friendsandfamily as I value their #opinion a great deal.

You are a #man of #passion. #Passion for #work, #life, #friends, #family, #hobbies, #golf, #sports, #food, #travel, #reading, #currentevents, #movies, #books, #cooking, #health, #wellness, the #gym, #coffee, #swimming, #concerts, #art, #electronics, #DIY, #diet, #weightloss as well as good #oralhygiene

Yet #IfindIneedmore from a #lifepartner, from a #husband, from the person I
#commitmyheartandsoul to for #therestofmylife. #Marriage is a very big step in any person's #life as it is not just a piece of paper it is a #newchapter in the #book I will come to call "me" and while I am #flattered that you would consider me to be your #otherhalf, I am not sure I am ready to take the #leapoffaith as I am not #convinced #youaretheone.

I in no way mean for this #letter to seem #harsh or #superficial but I believe #people need to be #honest and #direct and not hide behind #silly #words and #sentiments. In the end these simply lead to #confusion, #pain and #resentments.

You #deserve a #life filled with #OMG moments and so do I and for that reason I simply can't accept your #proposal of #marriage as I #feel that as #wonderful a #man as you are I would be #settlingforless of a #future than I deserve and equally as true it would end up leading to a joint #misery and ultimately #divorce.

I know #Godhasaplan for us both and I do not want to #standinthewayofyourhappiness by not being #truthful. While this #mayhurtintheshortrun I know you will #thankmeforitintheend.

Please know I will #neverforget you and the #timewespenttogether and if it is not too much #trouble... May I continue to receive #mail at your #home and will you also please keep me on your #cellphoneplan, #healthinsurance, #carinsurance, #frequentflyerplan and will you pay the #jointcreditcard ?

#Youaresuchacutie,

xo

Jane

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