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why you will marry the wrong person

In a world crammed with over 7 billion people, isolating yourself and your interactions to little or no human contact is a luxury only very few can afford. Putting that aside, human beings in their entirety, as well as individuals, are the most fascinating living organisms to me. How we function mentally, physiologically, spiritually and socially has always peeked my interest.  And to make sense of who I am, who I want to be and my role in a micro and macro setting I’ve turned to psychology and numerous other fields of academia (not to mention a couple Tedtalks) for guidance, understanding, and objectivity. This is how I stumbled upon Alain de Botton and his explanation of ‘why you will marry the wrong person.’
As unbelievable as it may seem, historically, marriage had little to do with love, affection and/or companionship. However, the pandemic spread of romanticism redefined the reasons for matrimony into what we celebrate today. Romanticism’s replacement of logic (what made sense)…

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