I wonder what we want from this world. Do we want labels from society that we are “perfect” and adhering to the rules laid by them, even when we neglect what we want from ourselves? It is not just about the social evil dowry, but about respecting the choices that anyone makes.
I wonder why parents are bothered about the status and what people might say, and ignore their daughter’s suffering. As a parent, I can’t imagine someone hurting my child. I would slaughter them to death if they dare to hurt them.
Maybe people are changing gradually as they grow older. They don’t see their child’s happiness, because they just want society to label them as a “perfect family”.
What do you get by being labeled “perfect”? Do you see that your child is suffering because of this? Don’t you see that your deeds are gradually hurting the one who looks up to you when they are troubled? Do you even realize that eventually, you are at a loss and none others when you lose them?
You push them to study what they don’t want to pursue.
You push them to do things, which you assumed might make them happy.
You want them to follow what you did because you want them to.
You push them to a life, where you assume is perfect.
You push them to a marriage, where they have to sacrifice themselves.
You push them to accept all the pain, because that how society expects them to be.
You push them to hell because you think that eventually, things will be better and they will be happy.
Do not assume things, it is their life.
Allow them to make their choices or support them in what they do. Otherwise you will be the unfortunate parents, who will see their child on the deathbed. And it is yet more painful.
For once, think about your child and not the society, who means nothing to you.
Care for your Child, who means the world to you.