Marriage is like education, bread and vacations. It’s always looked upon as normal and part of a balanced life. If you really think about it though, marriage is a pretty ridiculous idea.
Imagine you’ve been working at a place for a while and your employer calls you into their office. They offer you a position at the company forever and even if you start sucking at your job they won’t fire you (proposal). All you have to do is sign a contract agreeing to this (engagement and marriage).
It sounds all good but the contract doesn’t really mean anything cause they can still fire you for whatever reason they feel like (divorce). If they do fire you they have legal right to take half of everything you have (settlement). After they take half of everything you own you have to continue making payments to them for the rest of your life (alimony).
Would you take this job offer?
I guess marriage does work out sometimes and it has its advantages in this present society. But the fact that marriage can easily end up sucking really bad gives good reason to not agonize over being single.
Till death do us part or till I don’t feel like it anymore.