Let me be more explanatory, and I’ll get this idea across eventually here.
Romantic love is a very new idea, considering the entire span of human history. If we look back over the course of recorded history, we actually see that arranged marriages for the greater good of the families/culture/society were more the norm regardless of the feelings of the two people being hooked up by their village leaders or parental units.
From that random tidbit of data, I’m going to segue into my own thoughts on the matter.
Teaching young girls to “follow your heart” essentially translates to this:
Go out into the world as soon as you’re barely legal and make some serious life choices based on nothing more than your emotions; without consideration for reason, logic, and especially without thinking through the likely outcomes that will stem from your choices. Continue reading