There’s a lot of talk on cent percent marks and a great deal of controversy regarding its wisdom as well. But what I would like to ponder over has neither to do with the academic performance of students nor the inflated marks they get but the percentage secured by a married couple in their journey through life.
You wish the newly wedded couple a very happy married life, which means they should be happy the rest of their lives, irrespective of the ups and downs of marriage. It’s a known fact that marriage is a gamble and there is nothing like a perfect marriage where the partners score cent percent each. If they do, or pretend to do, they may be deceiving themselves. Even in Made for Each Other contests the contestants fall short of scoring cent percent. They may end up with a fifty or sixty percent tally !
The other day I was discussing the issue of failed marriages with some of my friends who were ‘happily’ married and ‘happily’ divorced. We thrashed out all the problems faced by couples in making mutual adjustment which was essential in a successful marriage. The unanimous conclusion was scoring a centum by the husband which meant he being a nodding head both in word and deed to what ever his wife says!
n.meera raghavendra rao