Do you love to dance, sing, write, sculpt, paint, or debate? What’s your favorite way to express yourself, creatively?
I like debate, but only on certain topic that is constructive and could be implemented in our daily life. Actually, I have just finished a “talk” within my family whether a child should take care of their parents after their parents gets old. I’ve done similar debate with some of my close friends and the result are variable. Keep in mind that I live in SE Asian country, where respect to elder is valued the most.
My parents told me many times that they don’t expect me to pay and take care of them when they are old, they could take care of themselves with their retirement funds, or that’s how they said it. But one of my coosest friend think that it is a child obligation to take care of parents, because parents have take care of us when we are child and it’s our turn to “pay back” the gratitude.
Thinking rationally, a child has never asked to be born (their parents decided to have a child in the first place) so it is parent’s duty to take care of “something” (I tend not to say problem) they made. But a child don’t have to or must take care of them in return, but they have to take care of their own children, if they have one.
I think it is not children’s duty to take care of parents, but children should do it freely because they want to. What about you? Do you take care of your parent’s now?