Do things really change??? (Part – 2)

This is in continuation of previous post – “Do things really change???


Take an example of “Honeymoon”.

Honeymoon, since the historical times, was a tour of newly wed couple away from people to get to know each other well. There are references to ancient times, since which time it is considered to have come into play, which suggest that since 16th century English people started this tradition of Honeymooning. But even before that, Indian elites used to go for “Bridal Tour” with relatives and friends after marriage.

Honeymoon simply described the period after wedding which is considered to be sweet as honey. And this period wanes, fades away as Moon, in a period of a month or so – hence Honeymoon.

(Reference: Wikipedia


And consider 20th or 21st century’s example. Newlyweds still go to honeymoon, though the superficial aspects of honeymooning have changed (it’s different issue that these days couples go to exotic places to click snaps and upload them on Facebook). Honeymoon is still a way of knowing your partner mentally, physically well.

Well think this way, newlyweds don’t need to go to exotic places or get away from home to enjoy honeymoon. It can be enjoyed at the comforts of your home also. In old times going out could make sense, clutter of people around all the time, fewer rooms to have privacy – but with ample space, privacy and no clutter of people around, people still prefer to go to different place for honeymoon.

If we think of the reason it is quite simple, the newlywed people need space and privacy to discuss various things and get to know each other well. This is the underlying motive behind going out for honeymoon. It was there in old days and it is still the same.


Do things really change? Or our perceptions and methods do? Does underlying meaning or motive of the tradition change?




2 thoughts on “Do things really change??? (Part – 2)

  1. coalitionofminds says:

    Interesting questions to conclude an interesting post. I think the real question at hand would rather be: “what is change?” Do we define change as in a shift from one state to another, like the manner in which one changes clothes or is it more ephemeral and indicative of a temporary institution? You explain very clearly that elements of the practice of honeymoons are altered, but then you conclude with a bold statement. “This is the underlying motive behind going out for [a] honeymoon.” What evidence is there of this? You are obviously an intelligent thinker and I believe with a little more intuitive reasoning you could explain the answers to your conundrums in a manner that is both accurate and encompassing.


    • That statement was more of an obvious statement/conclusion from my earlier points. Those may not (or rather don’t) hold any evidences or proofs, but that’s what I thought would be a probable underlying motive 🙂
      Thank you for stopping by, reading and commenting on my post 🙂

      I will try to think more reasonably and build an article/post henceforth 🙂


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