Hmm, I just had a wild thought. You know how people say that teenagers are totally wild these days? I really wonder if arranging a marriage was a way for the parents to calm their teenagers. Well, what do you guys think?
From a parent's point of view, I guess, it might be good; as it would actually allow their married teenagers to experiment on sex without having to worry about consequences of pre-martial sex or children out of wedlock. However, there will be drawbacks to this arrangement:
Parents will have to continue to be responsible for their children and grand children for a longer time. So, parents must have sufficient funds to support their children and grandchildren. (I think most parents are already stretched in looking after their children to think of this additional responsibility).
From a teenager's point of view, again there will be pros and cons: Early marriage, especially arranged marriages can be horrors sometimes. Of course where previously in arranged marriages, some may claim, love happens after - once, Oriental arranged marriages were liken to a kettle of cold water being boiled and soon it will turn hot, whilst Western marriages were liken to hot water in kettle turning cold. In the olden days, where divorce are frowned upon and even disallowed, marriage to the wrong part could be hell and some marriages may never reach the level as it was originally intended for - hot and boil with passion and love.
Right now, I just wonder how many teenagers would even allow their parents to even consider arranging a marriage for them, without kicking up a ruckus or even suing parents for violation of their rights? Ok, this are just some of my thoughts, may not necessary reflect how others feel.
Edited by Centaur, 18 September 2006 - 11:15 PM.