Saturday, June 26, 2010

Will You Marry Me?

Will you marry me for a richer, healthier and happier life plus a tax break?

Well, not until you read "The myth of wedded bliss".

"Here's to matrimony, the high sea for which no compass has yet been invented!" ~ Heinrich Heine

Typically, marriages carry sentiments of gravity, happiness, certainty and long-term commitment. A happy one is equivalent to GBP70 Grand annual income and quitting smoking. It offers hopes that we won't grow old and die alone. Not forgetting, we'll have someone to confide intimately.

Still, would these advantages of being wedded promises us a bliss?

I like that a part of this article stresses the idea of looking at marriages not as institutions we want to see ourselves associated with but rather to put a spotlight on the relations we have with the one we exchanged our rings and vows. It's about that person we share our lives with, and their commitments towards that institution. It's about finding a key to unlock the immense opportunities life could offer and to continue building the bridge with that person, day in, day out. Sounds tiring but it's worth trying.

By-products of a meaningful marriage transcend many roads, touch many lives, enlighten many souls, carry different roles, and thus, creating a better world.

It is imperative in today's world for men to be raised more feminist in the sense that they respect women, they understand their weaknesses and strengths, empower them and see them as partners, rather than subservient subjects.

"The Female Factor" exemplifies the idea of men as more effective feminists (which reminds me of my kind of fine gentlemen, Mr. Carlos Ghosn) - those who become role models to women, not on terms of power and superiority but more of them showing good paternal examples.

So, will you marry me? Perhaps, if only it makes us better, stronger and wiser...

Woman was taken out of man; not out of his head to top him, nor out of his feet to be trampled underfoot; but out of his side to be equal to him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be loved

p.s. Having read these articles, I know why we are where we are and why there's too few female representation in this country's policy-making despite the fact that ratio of female to male in this country grows larger.

1 comment:

TheWhisperer said...

I Definitely Will..

Will You Marry Me?