Beneficial or Burden?

Philippines
March 31, 2009 4:19pm CST
Would you believe that in the town where I grew up from, it is believed that getting married is the answer to all life's hardship?, yes indeed you read it right, I grew up in a small town here in the Philippines and before we moved to the city. I saw one of the biggest nightmare or should I say madness of the village people, they get there sons and daughters to get married at such an early age. They believe that the only answer to hunger and poverty is getting married, reason behind this is that, once a person gets married, they will have somebody to be with, somebody they can work with and be successful. My take on this, NO,NO,NO. Having two heads working for success is good but nothing is more rewarding than working on it alone, right?!!
3 responses
@goldeneagle (6774)
• United States
20 May 09
Getting married is hardly the answer to life's hardships. My life was NEVER this difficult when I was single. Being married only brings more hardships to the table.
@trickiwoo (2702)
• United States
31 Mar 09
I have to say that getting married is NOT the answer to life's hardships! If you're not ready to get married, then it will just cause you MORE hardships! There are plenty of reasons to get married, but ending hunger and poverty is not one of them! I don't believe that two people together are any more or less able to be successful than one person alone!
• United States
31 Mar 09
it's kind of like that around here too, and i disagree. i think a lot of things need to be solved before marriage, in order for the marriage to work. it's not uncommon for people to get married at 18 here. 22-23 is about "old" for marriage lol.