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Irrationally high housing price in large cities of China and its tendency to continue to rise have triggered the battle between love and house. |
Some practical women pick their fiancés on condition that the would-be husbands already have or are able to afford a house. Others have no special prenuptial requirements for their Mr. Right. They believe in true love.
Tradition has it that men should take on the greater portion in family supporting, but it doesn’t mean that a man must get everything ready before marrying a wife. A house is a shelter where a couple build up a family, bring up their children and spend the rest of their lives together. The shelter belongs to both and for sure should be maintained by the wife as well as the husband. The housing problem should be taken into account before marriage, but it shouldn’t be regarded as the primary qualification of a man to win a woman’s heart.
Those who intend to change their living status through marriage are actually looking for marriage of convenience. Love is overloaded by too many personal considerations. They may lead a wealthy life but their hearts are empty, for they get married with the house instead of the man.
On the contrary, a woman who prefers to marry the man she truly loves even if the man doesn’t have a house of his own for the time being is likely to take up her share in purchasing a house. Love is mutual, so they keep the house together. The house, suffused with love and warmth, can truly stand up against storms of life in the future.
One more point worth mentioning is that during the past few years, women have been struggling for equal rights with men. They proclaim that women can create their own career and even take over the domains once dominated by men. I believe so, but the problem is that their struggle for sex equality conflicts with their expectation for a financially reliable husband. Suppose a woman asks her boyfriend for a house at the time of his proposal and meanwhile demands to play first fiddle after marriage, don’t you think her requirements are contradictory and ridiculous? Since she is against sex discrimination, why doesn’t she buy a house for her male counterpart? If she does so, isn’t it an ironclad proof that women are as capable as men?
The debate may stop, but the battle between love and house will never end. Anyhow, I am convinced that love will always prevail in the battle because most of us live in this world not for a house or money, but for the beauty of nature, of life and of love.
From NoOdle's Blog
[ Last edited by heroodle at 2009-5-18 10:40 AM ]