Family life is important
May 29, 2009 11:36am CST
We find that some people are more involved in social work neglecting their families. I think that is not the right attitude. Involving ourselves in social work is a very welcome decision but at the same time care must be taken not to neglect family life and the welfare of the family. That is my point.
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29 May 09
Filipinos have strong family bonding. That's part of our culture and we value the presence of our family very much. In some western countries, children become independent when they reach the age of 18, that they have to leave their homes as they live life on their own. On the other hand, traditional Filipino families are very close to each other that some of us are still living with our parents even after marriage due to the fact that parents have diffuculties in letting go of their children. As you all know, older people are well taken cared of by their own children, unlike in western countries wherein they are being admitted to the home for the aged. So you see, family bondig is very strong in our culture.
29 May 09
I do fully agree with you at this point. Ofcourse, your social life is due to your family only, and they are also the part of the same society, which you want to be a part of. If you are not social at home, how can you be a successful part of external social life? When you attend any social work or event, with your full family, you are given more value as it shows, how social you are.