Sunday, February 20, 2011

Monogamy ( a reply to an MGG post )

This is a reply to an mgg post (gumagaya na kay corp closet o haha)

Monogamy can practically be rooted as a tool for laying the foundation of society and securing self economy. During early christianity where monarchs had to keep the wealth well within the family, they resorted to marrying their cousins. The beliefs of Filipino Chinese that they should only marry people like them since they have same traditions, and same beliefs are only secondary to the original idea that money should be conserved in the circle. The family being, the primary unit of the traditional society can only thrive if it follows the norms of marriage and monogamy. If monogamy fails, the family fails in the traditional societal perspective.

Too many children = too many heirs. Too many wives = too much redistribution of wealth. In the end, it is self preservation that gave birth to monogamy. The preservation of your genes and securing its well being even after you are gone made monogamy work for the traditional society.

Monogamy is such a straight world concept. It's traditional, had been proven to fail for most (divorce, annulment, separation) and finally limiting. But why should same sex couples be limited by this concept? Most have no families to preserve. We are considered an outcast in the traditional sense of a society. Why follow their rules? Why be limited by the norms that you know could only make you unhappy?

Bakla tayo. Alam natin kung paano kamuhian dahil sa pagsunod sa mga bagay na alam natin na makakapagpasaya sa atin. Makasarili? Oo. Pero alam mo na isinisigaw ng puso mo ito ang bagay na sa iyo'y nagpapasaya. Huwag kang matakot Genesis, ni mahiya sapagkat alam mo na kahit na hindi nila maintindihan, o magalit man sila... ikaw masaya ka. You are happy because you had learned to listen to yourself and hear your inner voice. You had decided to hear yourself out than go with the flow because you know in your heart that it will make you happy

If you believe in something, believe in it with all your heart. Defend it when people try to bring topple it down, but listen as much as you protect it. Share your beliefs to people, but never impose it. At the end of the day, what matters most is that you're happy.

(advise lang teh.... HIV awareness ha.. safe dapat lagi....)