Thursday, May 20, 2010

Marriage Institution

Hardly an institution creates as much fuss as the marriage institution does.

Teenagers despise it, single adults fear it, married persons criticize it. Nevertheless, we all march irrevocably towards it. However critical we were, however fearing of commitment we are, the vast majority of people take the step and sign that paper, take that oath.
A genetic programming? a deeply rooted social conditioning? A curse? A human fate?

What is it that makes marriage such a powerful, surviving institution?