[What Do You Think About Marriage?]
By: Riddhi SUKHIA (Jockey Club Academy Hall)
What is marriage? The auspicious union of two people? Or is it more than that? Does it involve a bond between two families? Ideas on marriage may vary in different parts of the world, but the main ideology behind it remains the same. It is the beginning of a new chapter in one’s life, with the person they want to spend the rest of their lives with. I asked a few friends around our university about their thoughts on marriage, and received interesting answers.
The common idea people had is that it is a sacred commitment between couples, and that it has to be taken seriously. It is about thinking for two, rather than one. Marriage is when two people come together to try to reach a single purpose in life.
It was interesting to see how most of us seem to have an idea of what our ‘perfect marriage’ would be like. Many of us have already imagined our lives with our life partners, in around 10 years’ time. But as university students, are we ready for this commitment? Have you ever thought about marriage and then realised you’re not ready to get married any time soon? We are still learning and experiencing new things in life, and finding our priorities. It is important to get a proper grasp of one’s life before jumping into a big commitment like marriage. But once you decide to commit, your life will unfold a new chapter, one you will cherish for the rest of your life.