Saturday, April 21, 2012

Musing on the concept of marriage

Marriage. An eight letter word that feels like a four lettered word these days. Why does everyone assume that if you are not married you must be terribly unhappy? That something vital is missing in your life - like the sun to your planets.The centre of gravity could be different for everyone. Is marriage supposed to be the centre or the source that holds all the threads in your life together? And what if the centre shifts, the marriage heads for a breakdown - is it supposed to be the end of your universe? What is wrong with just a fulfilling relationship? Does it need a tag, sanction or approval from society to be what it is? I know many people who have married for security, only to never find it in a marriage. Many who have married to alleviate loneliness, to have never found companionship. Of course these may be the exceptions and maybe you attain your life's purpose only after you've finally learnt how to co-habit with another person legally - but it can't be the right prescription for everyone. One medicine for all maladies? Musing continues....

8 comments:

murtaza.amin said...

When giving or receiving a gift, the phrase goes "its the thought that counts", irrespective of whether you like the gift or not. Similarly whether a marriage is successful or not, its the attempt that counts, lol ;)

Kasturi said...

Too big a risk man, giving or receiving a gift is easier :p

murtaza.amin said...

No risk, no reward. What is life without taking a few risks and experiencing it to the full!!!

Kasturi said...

:) Pointed noted. Till I find someone worth the risk :)

murtaza.amin said...

Arre, silly girl, the risk is in finding the guy, lol. Once you've found the right guy, where is the risk ;)

Kasturi said...

Ha ha ha...true true...wise wise ol' married man :)

sparkling smile said...

well said Kas, cudn't agree more.

Kasturi said...

Hey Sumi - glad you do :) I could do with more supporters on this :)

 
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