Thought of and taking the liberty to share the gist of conversation that I had with a very dear friend, who is on the verge of getting married.
Courtesy the advice that seems to come one’s way,
Be it the parents,
Who’s who among the near and dear ones,
One ends up thinking about having a partner in the so called long life that one is going to spend from here on.
What starts in turn is the search of that one and only partner (supposedly) who would go on to fulfil every aspiration that the family cares about.
Be it the likes of shaadi.com
A recommendation given by family friends,
One ends up meeting different girls or guys depending on who one is looking for.
And then the big question arises,
To do or not to?
A set of criteria is laid down that one’s supposed to meet,
If not, the search goes on until,
One realises that there is nothing like the right one,
One is fed up of the entire process.
This, more often leads to one succumbing to the pressures of the immediate society on the consideration that it’s high time.
And the day beckons the groom’s arrival, giving the couple cold feet.
With so much going through their mind, the one and I think the most important aspect of it, one tends to ignore, which is,
It takes 2 to clap hands,
Similarly, it takes 2 to make it work, the reason for the same being anything,
Ranging from the love and respect one has for the other party,
To believing in the very notion, that it’s worth making efforts for the very concept of marriage, living together and spending the rest of your life both physically and mentally with the same person.
With the likes of tinder and other dating apps freely and easily accessible to all,
With the privilege of interacting with beautiful girls and guys on a daily basis, be it the parties or in one’s profession,
There are loads of distractions working against the very institution of marriage that one chooses to enter.
No matter what the reason one gives, there is only one to abide by the vows and so many not to.
The choice is simple,
Are you ready to work towards making it a success?
Get guided by your hormones and end up screwing not only yours but others’ lives as well?
Food for thought!
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