When I posted and shared this video on my blog, I just want to show to others (especially to us here in Indonesia) that in the beginning only few women plan from childhood to be single. Some of us due to condition, in the end live as a singleton. Others probably did find their soulmate but death do us part, clearly not for them. And yes, others like me just stay single and sometimes often think what would be like to have spouse and kids.
The biggest pressure comes from society and that makes the parents continue to give the same pressure to their daughters. Because women has biological time clock, and when they reach thirty the clock ticking harder and harder. The parents, I am pretty sure meant well as they are worried nobody to look after their (no longer) little girl. And they wish to have grandchildren to continue family line or just to have new generation in the house. Society, in my opionion just want to push these single women to the limits.
So, I was so surprise to get an email from the publishing executive of this advertising: Anna Wilkins. Not only that she is thanking for taking interest on this video, but she also share with me interview videos with some of those great women as well. You know, I thought that the video was based on true story but on video played by actresses and actors. It turn out, they are real people with the real problem: being called leftovers.
“I think the biggest benefit I’ve gotten out of this experience is that the three of us in our family have been communicating to such a deep level. Now I understand her better.”
Wow, I can't imagine if me and my parents were on that video. As I know deep down they still wish me to at least find someone to spend the rest of my life. But thankfully, they don't give me the pressure anymore. My applause to those women and their family for their courage to open up. They have spoken out loud what others singleton think and wish to say to the society.
Thank you Anna Wilkins for sharing this information with me.