You have the right to remain silent, to an attorney, and to an emergency contact.
During one of my Economics classes at the university, my professor stated that being married is a fiscally smart idea. You have two incomes (hopefully) and only one bill to pay.
There used to be a time when qualifications were what set the best candidate apart from the rest. We have known for a while that that is no longer the case. Knowing someone might take you further in life than your knowledge and skills. Having a bit of luck does help. However, in the world of the Internet and social media, things have only become more bizarre.
We will never know until we are on our deathbeds if we led our lives the right way or if the others were right giving us advice.
Candy wrappers sometimes steer us towards the shore, and sometimes they lead us towards stormy waters.