The tasks of man and woman are broadly accepted right from the ancient age. Man goes out to earn and woman takes care of the house. It is a clear and distinct way of life without any confusion. This does not mean that women should not or cannot work outside their houses. They also work but that is extra contribution to the house. This adds to the respect of the women. Both are busy in their realms of work. When marriage was considered to be a blessing in disguise earlier, we used to think that it was a means for sustaining our life and that it was our responsibility to live in families. This thinking helped us stick to that institution.
Today’s vs. Yesterday’s Plethora
Now, we have so many means of sustaining our life that the institution of marriage is getting weaker day by day. All our advancements are challenging the objective of marriage. We do not need any external support because if we have money, we can hire servants and live on our own. We do not need families because they create unnecessary burden and we want self-growth or career advancement. Some still say that they want to be tied to the institution of marriage to prove their mettle with the world. We don’t have time to spend with our families. The trend is no more of marriage but that of individualism. Our friends, partners and spouses are all the same and they can all keep changing. This is called modernism.
However, going back to the olden days, the institution of marriage was full of innocence and nothing more. The two members coming together through the ceremony of marriage were full of innocence. They did not know anything of how to go ahead with the struggle of family life but just continued to take it ahead without questioning. This led to the strong foundation of the institution of the marriage. The success rate of the institution was inherent in varied forms of monogamy, and polygamy when the institution of marriage started losing its innocence. Still the members undertaking the ceremony were innocent. Very innocent and very hopeful of making it a success story…
The spouses always want to sustain their marriage forever and there is not a single doubt in it. But innocence is not always prevalent. Sometimes, the innocence is converted into cruelty or wickedness. The spouse is harassed or troubled without any insight of the institution of marriage in mind. It brings together two people and hence any wickedness is unwarranted in any form.
Final piece-peace of word!
The two must maintain their innocence and friendliness in restoring the form to a happy co-existence. Peaceful co-existence starts right from the marriage. A happy family makes a happy society. Happy communities make happy nations. Happiness is all over the world when everyone is happy. The origin of marriage is itself in togetherness. The progress of marriage is in growth and harmony. There is no end to it because new members take the institution of marriage forward in times. Long-lasting relationships are formed by long-lasting marriages.