What if marriage (or any other action or ritual or idea that symbolises monogamy) is sort of like that mantra that people learn in the military? (Do they, for real? I'm assuming so for this discussion.)
This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
I don't know why they have it exactly, but I can imagine there are strong psychological reasons. Pretty much the same as monogamy, no? Imagine:
This is my husband/wife. There are many like him/her but this one is mine.
The thought struck me and stayed, and you know what, I kind of like it. It makes me happy. ^^
There are many like him, but this one is Mine.
3 weeks ago