Warning: this post is deeply personal, might contain snarky ideas and pessimism about the future. This is also quite a long post, so prepare yourself.
Humanity = Marriage
This is my take on humanity.
I think marriage is one of the most humane thing that a human could do. That legal binding called marriage still fascinates me – why do we, humans, need it? No other species does. Other species simply mates with their own kind, whenever they have the urge to do so. Why can’t we? Why don’t we?
The Umpteenth Wedding
Mrs. Hudson: So – it’s the big day then!
Sherlock: What big day?
Mrs. Hudson: The wedding! John and Mary getting married!
Sherlock: Two people who currently live together are about to attend church, have a party, go on a short holiday, then carry on living together. What’s big about that?
Mrs. Hudson: It changes people – marriage. … Marriage changes you as a person in ways you can’t imagine.
Sherlock Series 3 Episode 2 (see the clip here).