Movies, show us young couples not getting along with the families they have, or staying distant from them. For me that seems like such a sad waste of time.
Our individual history, passed down from generation to generation is the greatest gift we get from our loved ones. We are allowed to be different, to have our own point of view but we still need each other. Somewhere we have lost the ability to cherish what matters most.
I find myself getting very angry when I hear about kids that have to grow up this way. Because I know that deep down our generation is a big part of the problem. We have bought into the selfish I/Me mentality that some screwed up part of our life has shown us. There is no justification for throwing out your kids; you made them it is your job to help raise them.
Stop with the excuses already, because they really are getting old. Or as my granddad always said, “Keep it in your pants unless your willing to pay the price!”
|"We're so much more."|
People choose to turn their backs on family for all sorts of imagined and sometimes real reasons. Who loses then? I spent over ten years taking care of geriatric patients in a nursing home, and for a lucky few their families came in visited and looked after them. On the other hand, though, there were many who had no one, and there only interaction was the staff on hand.