As children we are always taught to respect our parents. Parents are God in human forms, one should worship one’s parents and it is the duty of the children to take care of their parents in their old age, these are some diktats that have been floating around in our society for centuries.
However today we are witnessing a massive increase in the number of old age homes, or the more fashionable, retirement homes. Aged people are becoming more and more isolated and youngsters have less and less patience in handling them or adjusting with them. Many high earners and men and women with class and status in society can’t stand the sight of their aged and ailing parents and leave them to wither away in obscure old age homes, not even looking back once at the person who was the prime reason for their existence.
In todays world a large number of senior citizens are often abandoned by their own kith and kin and left to rot in old age homes. I mean how can you just abandon someone who raised you and made you what you are today. They never backed off from their responsibilities, they always provided for all your needs. Is it too difficult to provide for theirs. You have problems adjusting with them, they never complained about how stubborn and difficult kid you were.
I know children have alot of responsibilities but taking care of your parents is not only your responsibility but your duty. Old age is a stage where your parents need you the most. They have always held your hand and walked you through all your stages of life, now its your time to tighten your grip and walk along with them. What if they are a bit stubborn at times, its okay, they are proud of what they have created out of you and with pride comes a bit of ego. If they think they are right, do as they say, it would give them more happiness than you can imagine. Sit with them for a while no matter how busy you are because with age comes loneliness. Just be respectful to them and see the amount of blessings you get.