Marriage. The very word ignites a feeling of responsibility. A sense of maturity. In India, for men this ‘responsibility’ can be undertaken at the age of 21 or 21+ . For women, at the age of 18 and thereafter. They are then considered mature enough to deal with the traditional institution of marriage. I think it’s a bag of hogwash. How can a girl of 18 age be responsible enough when she is only getting to know life. Yes, a girl is physically mature enough, but mentally ? Leaves a lot to be desired...
At my household, the moment a girl enters the tender age of 18, the talk of marriage arises. The talk of saving enough jewellery NOW, so that your girl has enough to wear on her wedding LATER is a very common thing. But I think its more resident in Keralite Hindu families. I have been hearing about my marriage plans since I turned 18. Nothing pisses me off more, than the idea of my future marriage. Come to think of it, I am not even ready to take good care of myself. I am not yet aware what life means and there is so much to explore. Wont marriage chain me up ? Reduce whatever little freedom I am having right now to grow ?
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