When my parents get old.

@lady1993 (16685)
Philippines
December 14, 2011 7:03pm CST
I would definitely still take care of them and not abandon them, not like in the news yesterday. It really pains me when I see parents getting left by their children on the streets and this grandmother was even left with a little kid- (her grandson) when she can barely feed herself. I can't believe how ungrateful her children are...When my parents get older, even though how busy I am I would see to it that they will have a comfortable life and never abandon them- i just hope I earn much money to give them that future..
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@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
15 Dec 11
We really should take care of them. If in case we get married and lived far from them. We must see to it that someone will be looking out for them. Or if it's possible take them with us. It's heartbreaking seeing old people in the street or alone in a house with no food. I always wonder where's their family.
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
15 Dec 11
That's true, they wanted to have their own life, that's okay. But we should never forget that our parents have been with us and the reason how we reached this age.
@manubla (474)
• Philippines
19 Dec 11
That's sad. What a way to treat your parents. For the simple reason that they took care of you during their prime years, children should have the sense to do the same to them when they get old. Yes, it's not our responsibility to take care of them because they should have prepared for their retirement but then it's not the case for everyone especially for people who earn less. It's just not human to abandon someone who has been taking care of you for the longest time! I promise not to do that to my own parents.
@mel0482 (283)
• Philippines
15 Dec 11
I would do the same for my parents, just like u will do for your parents. I owe them part of me because if it's not for their love and care for me, through out my days until this time, I wouldn't be like who I am now. I am just grateful to God that He has blessed me with such a loving parents.
• India
15 Dec 11
Hey that's a shame for that person who abandons their parents just because they have grown old and are a burden to them, such people are a shame to the humanity, they don't really deserve to be here on earth. Their parents with all their hard work educated them, brought them up with dew care, took care of them so that their children leave them alone on streets or some kind of old age homes. I would always be with my parents try to keep them as happy as possible, and just pray to god that those people who abandon their parents get a damn lesson and they realize the worth of their parents and bring them back home
@savypat (20247)
• United States
15 Dec 11
It's refreshing to hear you say these things, the relationships between children and their parents changes as the years go by. Hubby and I are very lucky, our children keep a close eye on us and still respect us as older people should be treated, no matter what we have lived longer then they have and seen a different world then they have. Blessings
@stanley777 (7177)
• Philippines
15 Dec 11
I think it's just right to take care of your parents especially if they need help. Not only when they gets older but if you thought that they need your assistance or anything and you have the capability why not. I know you are a loving and caring daughter and I think most of us will do the same thing. Because some parents who are old have less chances to gain employment, it's good if in their younger years they have save enough but some parents have not anticipate this scenario just in case.
• Philippines
15 Dec 11
It so sad to hear that news,I feel so sad when someone do that to their parents because they don't know how to thankful that their parents bring them in this world.. I will never do that to my mom. My mom and dad are separated for 10years but my mom fight for us. I saw all sacrifices in her life and she work very hard to raised us without asking help to my father. She is a single mother with a 3kids. Even our life is so simple with her . I'm very happy living in my mother's side. I will never abandon her . I will takecare of her when she get old,like she did for us. She is very precious to me. I really admired my mom .She's so great! I'm very thankful that she is my MOTHER ^^.
@veejay19 (3592)
• India
15 Dec 11
I lost my dad when i was just beginning my career so i did not have to look after him but he never abandoned his parents,my grandparents, who were loked after by him,me and my mother.They passed away in our house.Similarly i looked after my mother when she was old and bedridden.I employed a nurse to lok after and ultimately she passed away after blessing me 6 years ago.Now i am getting old and have nobody to look after me since i am single.However 2 men whom i have employed, do that job,one during the day and another at night.So in a way i am also being looked after.It really pains me when i children not looking after their parents when they grow old but sending them to old age homes.
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
15 Dec 11
I will not let this thing happen to my family. Parents are the children responsibility. For whatever happens we need to take a good care and look after one another. No blessing for such disobedient children. Parents have done so much good thinga for us the children so when they are old it's the time for us to repay them back.
@surfer222 (1715)
• Indonesia
15 Dec 11
it sad when parents get left by their children but sometimes there's more to the story than what you're seeing... i've read in some past discussion that some parent want their children to get out of their parent's house when they're 18 yo. even if they don't have job yet, now maybe the child left their parent's because the parent did the same to them when they were young so the child don't care so much about what happen with their parents.
15 Dec 11
any good kind-hearted person would do that way, I agree with you. Parents must be love all the more when they get old. Even seeing them getting old adds pain in my heart. It's not only about money but our own love to share with them, letting them feel that we are here to take care of them and their value is greater than any riches in this world.
@gloryacam (5546)
• Philippines
15 Dec 11
That's horrible. I can never imagine abandoning my parents when they become old. Right now, I'm thinking of how to prepare for that time, well, financially at least. They weren't keen on saving up for retirement, and , they could still start today but I think since they'd start late, it wouldn't be much. So, I would gladly shoulder that for them. I love them and there's no way I'm leaving them out there in the cold.