Beauty comes first, then comes Lineage followed by Docility and then Culinary skills. No place for brains. Leave it at your dad’s… girl, you are in the show window!
Are these staples of every home with a daughter? No! every home with a son!! Truly so, the proverbial hearth has no niche for the brain. I know so many young girls who are software engineers and soldiers, living examples of brain and grit, but have no other option but to look for love… in order to head on the marital path. I have been on the lookout for suitable boys for these little jewels, but have not come up with a single worthy soul. The moment I zero in on a prospective suitable boy, he comes up with one of the usuals… “I want someone to cook good food for me… I have been struggling in PG accommodation for long!” Yes darling, a Michelin star maybe? Beautiful? “Oh yes!but she should be reserved and docile but not a smart cookie who has had loads of followers at college.” Lineage? “That is for my dad to decide… We are a traditional family…”
Discouraged, I ask these girls what they really look for- good looks, brains or good heart? They want “an easygoing and rich husband”. That’s all? Brains not required again? So why in the world are these boys and girls studying , it makes me wonder.
The answer is simple- marriage doesn’t require brains.