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To be married or not to be married that is the 21st Century question

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"To be married or not to be married that is the 21st Century question" "You don't marry someone you can live with, you marry the person who you cannot live without." (Carrie P Snow) But, a gamophobic Vidit Kalra asks "Why marry?" 'Once upon a time' we married to maintain political power, then to avoid war, then to ensure proper inheritance rites and then because it was socially the right thing to do, not forgetting that marriage was also for those who fell madly in love with one another. Now here, in the new millennium, we're supposed to marry for love, or are we? There have been and still are many reasons for marriage and for what? Look around, we are not the only species on this planet that breathe, have internal organs like a heart, a brain, and act on instincts, and feel, are we? We are not the only species capable of loving, caring or mating. There are other animals in this kingdom if you hadn't noticed. I'll first take the monkeys and the apes (also known as humanoids) as examples, as they are our closest ancestors. The only difference between us and them is that we're smarter and we are supposed to be able to reason yet aren't we, the foolish ones, who believe in this notion of marriage. You don't see monkeys or apes who love one another walking down an aisle and saying 'I do!' in fact you don't see any other animal doing that, except us. ...read more.


How do I know? Just look at the statistics, most of us are married in Australia, out of 21 million there are around 11 million people married (remembering that around 20% of Australia population comprises of children aged under 15 years of age). And then there are the marriage and relationship gurus. Have you heard of Anthony Robbins? Of course you have he is a multimillionaire self help author and a 'life coach'. He is a renowned speaker and motivator who, though unashamedly teaches relationship courses has been married twice. He is the one who needs help. What does this man's marriage tell you, 'who is supposed to be an expert, a guru, of this marriage stuff'? Let me tell you, marriage destroys relationships and kills love. So I'll give you some advice, don't marry! "Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience." (Oscar Wilde) Oprah, is another more successful philanthropist and billionaire, who I would believe to be because of the experiences she has had in life, especially within her relationships, and how she has learned from these experiences and made the wise choice of deciding to be unmarried and remain in a de-facto relationship. She has had many love affairs in which she had been happy until, the word marriage arose. She proves my point that "One should always be in love. ...read more.


These might include arranged marriages, family obligations, the legal establishment of a nuclear family unit, the legal protection of children and public declaration of commitment.[1] * 1. Personal experiences/reasons : that through childhood influence both young boys and girls into the notion that one must marry ( influence of media , film , magazines ) * Woman's weekly/woman's day / Dolly ,Cosmopolitan * They all promote the notion that marriage in our lives is inevitable * 2. Personal and Media Gurus personal development scene * Anthony Robbins,Deppak Chopra ,Oprah, * Men are from Mars and women are from Venus 3. Question why would gay and lesbian couples want marriage rights rather then civil unions ???????? marriage problems 4 Argument against Marriage * Biological need to keep reproducing the species * De-facto relationships * Let's not, in the 21st century entertain ourselves with the fairytale, fairy floss, glitter and glamour notions of marriage that have been or are still being presented to us in all their glorious forms. * Unhappy marriages 5.Lets look at the bare and brutal statistics Children Financial reasons Fear of loneliness Cohabitation usually refers to an arrangement whereby two people decide to live together on a long term or permanent basis in an emotionally and/or sexually intimate relationship. The term is most frequently applied to couples who are not married. Some individuals also may choose cohabitation because they see their relationships as being private and personal matters, and not to be controlled by political, religious or patriarchal institutions Doesn't this make so much more sense in this modern globalised world ???// ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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