This is an off topic from the core idea behind this blog. Anyways, it has some insight, so I thought of posting it.
Yesterday we went out for a team lunch for winning a skit performance by the team. Towards the end of the lunch, an interesting but debatable topic popped-up about the marriage - "the cause & effect".
So the cause & effect equation:
1) Emotional dependency is the cause; marriage is an effect
2) Improve and Add Value to the society is the cause; marriage is an effect
I think, it is a biased decision based on the opinion of majority. It is driven by the social pressure at a high level and distilled through family pressure, near pressure, dear pressure, this pressure, that pressure and finally to the personal level. When it gets to the personal level, everyone goes based on the majority judgment and got married. After this action, they start learning and draw their own theory of cause and effect.
The Asch Conformity Experiments – a psychological analysis is appropriate here to prove this point - opinions and decisions are made on the majority judgment, even if it is wrong!
P.S: The argument is based only on Indian marriage context.