it's not fair.

As I go to all these bridal showers for my friends, I can't help but feeling a little angry at this world and the cultural norms that we have.
Why is it that I have to save my pennies to scrimp together enough stuff for a bare apartment, when my friends, just because they are getting married, get a huge party thrown for them where they are gifted all this stuff??  Why?  Why is their life together more important than mine by myself?
Logically, shouldn't it be easier for them to buy all that stuff - they can have two incomes to help pay for all of it, while there is only one of me to go to work every day.

it's not fair.

okay, end rant.

And for the record, I am super happy for my friends who are getting married or have gotten married and had a bridal shower and were given tons of stuff.  Really, truly, I promise.  I've loved seeing their relationships grow and I'm so excited for them as they start a life together.
I just don't get why my life isn't worthy of all of that stuff too, just because I'm not getting married.