Why is it that so many people struggle to find and maintain harmonious relationships, and choose to be single instead? Whatever the reason, neither Science nor Religion dictates that man should live his life alone, infact both promote the union of marriage.
At the rate the world is moving, finding time for communication or anything that does not include a technical gizmo can be a challenge. You would think that with Google and Wikipedia finding the solution to all our problems would be simpler and faster. I have realised that knowledge alone doesn’t make you a better person, it is what you do with that knowledge that makes a difference.
Experience has taught me that mastering micro-expressions or personality types in theory means nothing if you do not take the time to interact with people on a humane level. The only way you can do this is by communicating, so for those people who believe that they can make do with social media, they are sorely mistaken.
Having thousands of friends on facebook can never compensate for one real life friend. Someone to share your innermost fears with, to act crazy with or cry with when your dog dies. And that is the reality of life. No matter how far we travel in the technical world it cannot compensate for our emotional needs which everybody has by virtue of being human.
According to Hinduism there are 4 primary reasons why people should get married, i.e to fulfil their dharma (duty) , artha (possessions), kama (physical desires) and moksha (ultimate spiritual release) together. It may be true that one or other pursuits can be obtained as a single person, but in order to live a complete life Hinduism encourages marriage.
In Christianity marriage is regarded as Holy, Jesus Christ himself stated “that God had created mankind as male and female and that in marriage the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate”
Marriages that last a lifetime need more than just love to stand the test of time, and external influences. It requires a deep understanding of ones self, values and goals before you can understand a spouse. If your aspirations are towards finding a soul-mate, you must first discover your own soul.