November 21, 2007 10:26am CST
there was an elderly woman i know aged 75 years old selling flowers and vegetables in the market everyday. i pettied to look at here and asked myself where are her children? why do they let her work at her age? cant they provide her with what she needs? just like in other countries, if they cant take care of their elderly parents, they put them in the home for the aged to be taken care of by other people who are not thier family. We owe our life to our parents. we will not be here if not for them. they are the one responsible for who we are rigth now. How much do you love your parents? When they get old, will you take care of them personally just like they way they have taken care for us when we are young, or you'll just left them alone or put them in the home for the aged? why are there people cant take care of their elderly parents?
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• Guangzhou, China
23 Nov 07
I think perhaps we have to think about it from another side. Perhaps this woman likes to work because she doesn't want to be idle at home. Life may be meaningful and interesting to have a work. This is why some people feel bored when they retire. If she likes working there, it will help her to be healthier and energetic.
24 Nov 07
i guess, elderly people works after they retire to make their life moves. but rumors says that that elderly woman i said has still children who depended on her.. its a pity to think about it. i remember my uncle who is already 76 years old. and he was still very very active in thier brgy. i think if he stops working, he will be sick and lies in bed already...
26 Nov 07
It is so said to know we are all going to get old and dirty. I agree that some elders love to work. They think they are useless when they stop earning. Some do not have time to take care of the elders, they are busy at work or doing business. That is why a house for the aged is of great help for them. If I am given the chance to have enough finances and energy to take care of my old parents, I think I will do it. I can't afford to see them in the home for the elders.
27 Nov 07
two thumbs up my friend. In my case, i will do the same with my parents when they get old. I will take care of them if they can no longer take care of themselves. we cannot be here in this world without our parents. aside from God, we owe our parents so much.. they are the one who takes care of us when we are still young and provided us with our needs to make us what we are now at present. when the time comes that they can no longer take care of themselves and needs my support, i think that will be the time for me to repay my parents with what they have given me. i will take care of them with all my heart.
27 Nov 07
Yes I agree my friend. We owe our lives to our parents. They deserve a care from us! I just hope that in any elder boarding house, the care givers can extend love aside from other services required from them. God bless!
2 Dec 07
we cannot blame also her kids maybe she want to work, maybe she feel bored when staying at home already, but in my side i will take good care of my parents till i have a strong and healthy life, if im not exist in this word my brother and sister will take good care of them. parent need the real love when they are old already because in that time they are so sensitive already.
2 Dec 07
I agree with you, we owe our lives to our parents and that's why we should help the as much as we could. Some people don't think that way. They just live their life and thats it. Some parents sent away their children when they were young and didn't help them when they needed help so maybe not the child wont help his parents. I can understand that and I really wonder what happened to the lady you are talking about. But there's another thing, some people, no matter how old or young they were, like to work. My grandmother is like that. She can't stop working and thinks she can do everything better then anyone else so we let her. She can't sit still for half an hour. She was always taking care of our front garden and this year I wanted to do it. She got so angry with me that I had to let her have half of the garden. my grandma is 71 years old but no one can stop her because that's just the way she is. Sometimes she hurts herself because she is not as young as she think she is but she doesn't want to listen. I told her million times to call me when she needs something but she doesn't want to. I think she doesn't wanna admit she is getting old. I love my grandma very much but I would like her to slow down.
5 Dec 07
I have also an aunt who is like that. she is the half sister of my father. she is already 86 years old, and her children cannot stop her from doing anything that is not already appropriate for her like travelling on here own from one city to another just to visit a relative.. I think its hard for them to accept that they can no longer do everything like when they are still young.. But I believe elder poeple are one of the best source of advice from life.