Who do you bow down to
April 6, 2007 2:44pm CST
I want to know just who or what do you bow down to. Your children, by being afraid to say no to them. Or do you bow down to your spouse, by letting him/her abuse you and your're afraid that you can't leave because you think you have no place to go. Do you bow down to your boss, by doing illegal things for him/her because you think that you'll be fired? Do you bow down to money by doing anything to get or keep it. Or do you bow down to drugs by being addicted to it; just can't do without it. Would do almost anything for it? Just what do you bow down to?
6 Apr 07
I don't bow down to things I think are wrong,but when it comes to my parents and if they are upset over something I think is right ,then I don' always contradict them.So,in a way I do supress my views at times when I feel sharing my opinion or contradicting them might hurt them.Other than that I speak what I feel is right,but I try to do it without hurting other's feelings.
• United States
6 Apr 07
Bluewings, I too have challenges in dealing with my mom. She's 84 years old and I've been dealing with this all my life. It's not being disrespectful to disagree with your parents. I believe it's showing the highest possible respect when you are being honest with persons. My children are very honest with me and I must admit that it hurts sometimes but I need their honesty to help me in being more honest. My children are honest with their employers and aren't afraid to confront them about anything that might be bothering them. And aren't afraid of getting fired either. I greatly admire this generation of youth. They are very strong and powerful people.
6 Apr 07
I see your point ,Lavera.I get to spend very less time with my parents and we rarely disagree ,but when we do,I try not to argue and prefer the silent approach if I find that might make them happier after all they have done for me.However,I do appreciate your point of view.
6 Apr 07
Hi there Laveral , I have been on this earth for 65 years next week and I can honestly say I bow down to no one ( I bow down to God as I am sure most people do ) My hubby and I both respect each other so not him , I still have my parents both have Alzheimer's now and are 89 and 88 and I respect them too , My children are grown up now and 2 have teenagers of there own , I think as I have grown older I have learned not to bow down to anyone , good discussion my friend xx