There is no doubt that as a nation, Jamaicans are strong and resilient but even so are not immune to phobias and fears. Some or unique to the cultural context of this island while others are more universal and can be applied to just about anyone.
In the early 90s, singer Patty Smyth did one of her biggest hits which was a song about the dangers of loving somebody too much but the real clincher in terms of lyrics was the line ‘sometimes love just ain’t enough’.
Some things are not that big of a deal but if done in public, could light up social media faster than a Christmas tree. While some may guffaw and have a chuckle others will definitely be laughing at you and not with you. Nobody likes to be the butt of a joke and worse, no one likes to be associated with an individual said to be like school in summer: no class.
There was a time when all you had to worry about when making a decision about marriage was where you were going to live and if their parents liked you. Well all that has changed as now there are other factors to consider and class difference could be a major one.