Is marriage (and having a family) important in life?
I come from a relatively conservative society where marriage is seen as a form of graduation into a stabler, secure phase of life. To marry or not to is not so much of a choice either.. there’s immense social and peer pressure to “settle down”.. they say it’s the duty.
Now, I think my duty as a responsible human being is to look after my folks, be compassionate with people and generally, to help make our society a little better in whatever way I can. I don’t understand where marriage fits into all this, what role does marriage play in my carrying out my duties? Won’t it become a hindrance in my work?
I’m 28, not in in any relationship.. all I want is to take care of my family and someday make it good with my career. Please help me see how marriage is important/necessary. What roles does it play? How do you or did you approach the question of your marriage?