In today's society our beliefs are different than they were during the Elizabethan era. Today, people believe that we live in golden ages and were better of now than we ever were. There are many facts that could prove that belief wrong. Take for example the dowry system. It was designed to provide the newly weds with security and basic needs. Today's society and especially western one would say that this system was cold and demeaning to women.
I think that there is nothing cold and demeaning about it, and I also know plenty of people who wished they had dowry system before they got married. One of those people is my wife which I completely agree with since I know what we went thru. Not only were we living in a foreign country but also we were broke and our parents didn't support us. On top of all that we wanted to get married with nothing else but love. Oh how I wish we had some kind of dowry system, how many problems would have been solved and how much time would have been saved. But hey everyone deserves a lesson in life and we learned ours. Love is not enough to get married on. Love has to be a part of something bigger to work otherwise that love will end.
That's why I think that we as society should create some kind of dowry system in order to make our marriages work. We need something that will end the divorce and secure the relationships. I propose that we make a mandatory law that says all people regardless of sex, race, or religion have to open a special account at age 14 and the account has to be open for at least 4 years. During those 4 years the state must take out 5 % of your paycheck either yours or your parents/guardian regardless of what kind of income it is. You can't touch the money until you're married and no special circumstances or special treatment for anyone, and if neither you nor your parents have any income you shouldn't marry unt