I remember growing up I used to watch all these movies where life of a man or woman is incomplete without a partner. It doesn’t just stop there. They even brainwash you by making you believe that your entire life is only about getting married ,having kids and taking care of an entire family for rest of your days on this planet .It’s not just movies ,I had watched all these relatives, friends and family talking “how one’s life is only about having a family of your own and taking care of them”.
And I even used to believe in the same concept until a few years back ,when I used to think, “Ahh! What’s the point of doing anything or accomplishing anything when at the end of the day you just have to live to take care of your spouse and children !?” But a few years back I started questioning this stereotype, like why is my life not mine? Why should I live my entire life only to be a good daughter, wife and a mother? Why should I be held responsible for someone’s mistakes (Society loves BAD PARENTING and also making you feel guilty .Don’t they?).If the only reason you were born was “to have a family of your own” , you’d have been born as an animal and not a human. But, we are humans!!So, there must be a good reason for us to be humans. Right?
There is nothing wrong in getting married and taking care of children. But living every single day just to look after someone and living as if it’s not your life !?that’s not something anyone should be doing. When you are the one who is given a life, shouldn’t you be living it unapologetically and somewhat selfish? At the end of the day it’s your life and you should decide what you should be doing with it. No other person apart from you has the right to stop you from pursuing your dreams, goals and what not. Your life should be solely based on your choice and not a result of some hypocrite opinions.
Gift yourself some “ME TIME” every single day so that you don’t regret not doing it in your 60s.