Tag Archives: Social Order

The Rebel in Us

The growth of civilization has encouraged the growth of social institutions that encourage order and structure amongst human beings. The very purpose of most of these institutions – marriage, family, community, society, religion, etc. is to promote conformity. And yet it is unrestrained creativity and ‘thinking outside the box’ that has pushed the boundaries of human thought and led to the progress of civilization, technology and essentially, life as we know it today. Read More →

The Marital Journey

Marriage is a social recognition of the coming together of two people with accompanying rights, duties and obligations towards each other, any children that result from the union, and each other’s families. While different cultures have different wedding rituals, the understanding of marriage as stated above, is almost universal with few variations. Traditionally, men and women have had different roles to play in the marriage, but with changing gender norms this is undergoing change as well, albeit slowly and perhaps painfully. Read More →