Why am I not feeling good?

India
February 17, 2007 3:39am CST
Today while I was going to the ATM to get some cash out, UI saw something which took my attention and finally ended in worsing my day.... I did not like it.... a very old man was coming out of the bank, alongwith her two grandsons and their mothers, i.e. his two daughters in law... and the four were onto him, after his life like anything -- I should not say but amidst of the road that poor man was being treated like a stary dog by his own people on his age of serenity -- it moved me so much but I couldn't say anything -- for I thought If I would interfere I would be held against for intervening one's personal matters -- I exactly could not get what was wrong with them or what had he done but still what i have learnt throughout my life is that no matter how right or wrong your parents may be with time -- you have no right to even say a word in a louder or harsher tone to them -- I mean how can you if you know what all they have done for you... if not anything then atleast they gave birth to you -- something you could have never get at your own -- If not something else, one should atleast be thankful to them through out his life for this big deed..... then how can you get onto them when you would never be able to get above them? I really did not like it and now I am feeling guilty that why did not I say anything to those "BAD" people?
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@Bizziebod (3526)
17 Feb 07
Well at the same time if you did say something he might have turned round to you and be nasty to you for poking your nose into their business. It is a sad way of life that people treat their elders with no respect! It's a shame but I do think you did the right thing by keeping quiet. If they were assaulting him then it would be a different matter of course!
@yanjiaren (9050)
17 Feb 07
i understand how you feel..where do we cross the line in defending others in the firing line of such cruelty..maybe if you intervened they would get more nasty and hurt the elderly person more..but it is awful that people can disrespect their elders in such a way..unless they were treated like that as children so don't know any better/ still even that isn't an excuse cos they are adult enough to know right from wrong..sorry to hear of this..take care
@classy56 (2883)
• United States
17 Feb 07
this is sad when this happens,an when a person gets old an their family mistreat them.i could never treat my parents like that.but some people only wants there money an abuse them.but dont feel guilty,because you can stop it.this happens everyday to the elderly.an i wish we could stop this.but all we can do is speak out about it an maybe someone will listen who is doing it their parents..