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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Half the rights, double the obligations

Chandrahas Choudhury, in a post on the essayist Krishna Kripalani, quotes Kripalani as saying:
All married men are envious of bachelors. Having halved their rights and doubled their obligations by marriage, they hate to see bachelors flaunting their freedom.
Well stated and suchlike, but the math baffles me. It would seem to me that a married man loses all his rights and gains obligations where before he had none. No half-and-double business.

Considering that the partner sometimes reads this blog, this is where I should add that rights and obligations matter little when one considers the bliss that marriage brings. Heh.
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