Sometimes we forget how lucky we are. Not only because we born on the other side of the poverty line, lucky enough to be surrounded by people we love and who loves us back, but we area also extremely lucky to be raised as women, in an age where we can have an education and aspire to be whatever we want to be. Where we and have a voice and make our own terms in life, regardless of what men or society tells us.
You would think that today, in this amazing world that we live in, and that with the opportunities we are all presented with, men and women are facing the same obstacles in our daily lives, because after all we do have the same responsibilities. Taking care of ourselves, working and for some of us eventually taking care of our families. But unfortunately these aren’t the feelings that we all are left with as we turn a page older in our book of life.
SK-II’s survey shows that both women and men agrees that women are in their prime in their 20s, while men in their 30s. Society has put so much more pressure on women, staying young and beautiful, getting married, having children- that all these great things that we are so lucky to be brought up with soon becomes forgotten. “Why haven’t I found the right person yet?” “Am I not good enough?” “Am I getting too old?” “Am I not beautiful?”. These are questions us women are struggling with asking ourselves. But the toughest ones are the questions we get from our loved ones.. ”Why haven’t you gotten married yet?” “When are you getting married?” “When will I have my grandchildren?” And this is where the problem comes along… all this pressure. This is where the questions you are struggling with yourselves becomes a reality. This is where the hopelessness kicks in.
It’s not the pressure of failing to complete these tasks in life, but It’s the pressure of disappointing your loved ones. Some of us wants to be independent and marry on our own terms when we fall in love. Some of us might not want to get married or have children at all.
SK-II launched a study to gain a deeper understanding about the social age-related pressure where a total of 7541 subjects participated from all over the world. The study show that only 2 out of 10 women describes themselves as comfortable with the idea of getting older. It gets even higher in the single groups of women where 46% are feeling unhappy about being older. In China and Korea as high as 60% are feeling pressured to get married. 52% of Korean women under 30 state that finding a suitable partner for marriage is their biggest concern about getting older.
In this amazing world that we are living in, with the opportunities that we have been handed. I say we forget about the pressure of completing tasks on other people’s list. At the end of the day you have to come first. You can’t help others before you find your own happiness. Don’t stress with time, we have no expiry date, as long as we are alive nothing is too late. It’s YOUR life. Don’t marry because you have to, marry because you want to spend the rest of your life with that person. Marry on your own terms and always remember that you are beautiful. No age can ever define that! We have been raised in a time where women work and make their own living, let’s not let the opinions of others set us back again. Live the life that you’ve imagined, and never look back with regrets.
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