Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Marriage and Expense!!
I recently came across a talk show which was about Marriage. No, its not the typical marriage stuff. But about marriage expense. They mentioned that after marriage the bride's parents' will become poor, all that left will be debts, debts and more debts. 'N what worse? no way to pay it back.The reason they mention is, 'coz the rich people are creating a culture of conducting marriage in such a way that the common and poor people are forced to follow them. They are forced to think.. if they are conducting marriage in such fashion, we should at least do somewhat similar.
So, all the audience suddenly said they are against dowry, gold, hi-fi auditoriums, treats, any unnecessary expense etc. What they say is marriage should be personal and only the closest relatives need to attend the function and can thus reduce the expense of marriage. If everyone follows this and make it a standard, this problem can be avoided.
But, my question is.. isn't marriage a personal thing. If rich people buy luxury cars, why do common people go for cars or two-wheelers?. Who created such culture? My personal opinion is that just 'coz someone's doing something, don't follow it. If you have the ability to do something, do it. Anyway, who is forcing it? No one, but us. Another interesting argument is to let the people who spent the money spent it. It's 'coz of people like them, that we have lot of job opportunities. We have event coordinators, marriage coordinators, tour coordinators and things like that. So, if everyone is earning money and if they keep it to themselves, new job opportunities won't be created, right? Sowhatyathink about this?