What choice does today’s youth have, than to love the one pointed to by the society, to lose their real love for the fear of the system?
In the ancient times, caste system made perfect sense. The society was divided based on profession. So a potter marries a potter, a merchant’s daughter marries another merchant, a prince marries a princess. And each caste had its role to play in the society for its success.
Come to present. First of all, the fact that a section called ‘engineers’ exists does not make much sense to the society other than bringing in some foreign exchange to the country. I believe this income would have come all the same , had they followed their real interests. But something that assured success and approval in the community was what the society asked you to take.The other use is to become the subject of the relatives’ boast: “our kid is a successful engineer at a top MNC”. Even at the heights of success in others’ eyes, the only person searching for that needle if happiness in the mayhem of the world would be the aforementioned engineer.
At the brink of turning into a lunatic, to make life a bit bearable, the engineer tries to find a match of their choice. Engineer marries an engineer. With hands to wipe each other’s tears, the world would be left with two less unhappy people. See, the engineer is only heeding the ancestral rule of ‘marry from same profession’. But alas! anybody who is somebody is an engineer.
Does the matching algorithms of the engineer’s brains understand the boundary conditions imposed on it by the church, mosque or the temple? The poor thing finds a pick, solely based on the criterion of ensuring the continuity of their lineage. Lucky are those, whose lot fell on a person of the same religion, if not the same caste. For others, it’s end of the story.