On marriage

My 33rd birthday made me feel like I was doing a mistake. Friends and family who called to wish me were more concerned about me getting married soon rather than my health or work.

Are our parents right, or is this society created FOMO? Why does everyone around me want me to get married?

Some of my friends in the west got married very late and some are in live-in relationships for decades.

If I go by Indian society paradigm, I am in the danger of dying without a life companion.

Epictetus said: Man should live in accordance to nature.

Benjamin Franklin said : Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.

Someday I will reach closer to what Epictetus and Ben Franklin says and settle down. Until then I have to keep my nosy parents and relatives at bay.