A few months ago, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon called on citizens to be modest and to avoid lavish weddings and other celebrations. The head of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, also spoke out against excessive waste at weddings.
This is what Dilshoda Rakhmatova is talking about for Sputnik Uzbekistan.
In fact, weddings and events have become our everything, have become the meaning of our life. A person is born - a holiday is arranged, becomes a Muslim (circumcision) - a holiday is arranged, marries - a wedding, children are born - holidays, dies - again, an event needs to be organized. It turns out that his whole meaning of life is in these events.
Once in ancient Rome, during the time of Julius Caesar, there was a law against excessive luxury, according to which a person could not spend more than 300 sesterces per day. This means that the Romans did not arrange large and magnificent weddings, they respected themselves and spent their money on themselves.
Here is the conclusion - the state should restrict a person from himself. If in Ancient Rome, which is considered the cradle of democracy, there were such laws, then this means that a person himself does not know what is good and what is bad, and he needs help.
Our people have a strange custom: everything that you earn must be spent on a wedding! At the same time, no one says that people should live in the intervals between celebrations. But the poor thing must have something for herself. During a short life, let him live for his pleasure at least 4-5 years!
No, they don't say that: work, earn money - and that's it for the wedding! Of course, a legitimate question arises: who is forcing us? The fact is that everything is decided by public opinion, which is above all.
A neighbor or acquaintance with his magnificent wedding is trying to humiliate you, undermine your authority. Maybe this is not so, but one day, when you quarrel with this neighbor, he will definitely remind you that you have arranged a mean wedding and he has ceased to respect you. How can you tolerate this?
A wedding is good, eating and drinking and dancing is very good. But noisy neighbors have already bothered everyone for a long time. Sometimes you don't want to go to a wedding. But you can't miss it, otherwise they won't come to your wedding either.
Not all of those who have lavish weddings today are rich. But we are obliged to observe the unwritten rules of society, because we are oriental people. As the proverb says, we should have red cheeks, albeit with the help of a slap in the face.
The wedding has become a political and social phenomenon and a duty. Someone is obliged to arrange a wedding, and someone is obliged to go there! If so, who needs such an event that is inconvenient for both parties?
The time has come for the country to pass a law against magnificent weddings. It is inappropriate to think that we have a free society, and people decide everything for themselves. This is actually what everyone has in their souls.
We also have such a feature: in conversations, many will be against it. They will allegedly be dissatisfied with the state law and will probably express themselves like this: "If it were not for this law, I would have thrown such a wedding!", Or "I wanted to call so many thousands of people, but now I cannot," and so on. But this is all like that joke about Khoja Nasreddin, who could not jump over the ditch and said: "Oh, how I would have jumped over this ditch in my youth," and then looked back, saw that there was no one around and said quietly to himself: "Even as a child, I didn't really know how to jump."
In general, people only know the truth themselves, but for those around them they say something else. What can you do - most likely, the citizen of the country will have to be protected not only from external enemies, criminals, but also from himself!
The opinion of the author may not coincide with the position of the editorial board.