Am I obligated?

Philippines
November 24, 2007 9:48pm CST
As tradition goes here in the Philippines, families have close ties and even children grow old we still stick with the family and not only come back on weekends or holidays to greet everyone and have a get together, but grow old with the rest of the family. But am I obligated to return the favor to them? How about living my life and living the way I prefer and not because I feel obligated in returning the favor to my parents and family? How is it like with others?
1 response
@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
26 Nov 07
Families are always be families.. dont cut any ties as it is a tradition amongst us.. dont think you are obliged to return the favour.. do it by heart for the sake of respect and love to those who are always there for you.. And when everything/everyone turns their back.. there is always the family at the end of every rainbow.. Smiles..
• Philippines
26 Nov 07
This is true and I know I can't deny the fact that they will always be my family. I don't regret that but unfortunately, I wished that they were also mindful of others and not only to themselves. I will have to humble myself and remember the way my mother was when she was alive in how she did her best in keeping us together. She wanted to have the family ties close from her siblings and all. But they were not all feeling the same way because all of that changed when she passed away. I will try to remember that love she had for all.