The Marriage Of Arranged Marriage

1619 Words Jul 27th, 2015 7 Pages
For Better or for Worse My parents had a choice to marry for love, but, unfortunately, their parents did not. Imagine the world where family members or close friends chose your spouse based on their expectations. Should this be the way to go about marriage, or does this hinder a person’s ability to live for themselves? In India alone, around 90% of marriages are arranged by their families (CNN). They would choose who ever they believe would best fit the person, but not necessarily love them (Queano). Although arranged marriage is a custom in many countries, is it the right thing to do? People deserve the right to choose for themselves whom they will marry. Marriage is about love and finding the right person that makes you the happiest, rather than someone who’s just there for your benefit. According to Asia-Pacific Economic Blog:
An arranged marriage is one where the families have pre-decided on a spouse for the child. The two people getting married often do not know each other, and have no choice in the matter. It is a highly traditional practice in many Indian and Asian cultures, and has been practiced for centuries. The debate on this issue is difficult because the views differ greatly depending on your culture. (Economic Blog )
We the people of America have the freedom to make our own decisions. Unfortunately, this is not the case for many people worldwide. These people are limited to the choices they are allowed to make. I believe marriage is a very important stage…

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