Are your parents greedy

United States
November 20, 2007 12:46am CST
In home country, Many parents always use their daughters to help their sons. Because it's a tradition that the daughters will marry out and become members of other family and the sons are always in a same family of theirs. My parents have this thought in some extent. So do the parents of some of my friends. Some of them are very greedy when asking from their daughters. But my parents seems think we are richer than my brother and we should help my brother though he lives a much leisurely and comfortable life than me.
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• United States
20 Nov 07
My step-father is and my mother is a little bit, but, then again, who is not greedy these days? I will say that when we do not have any money, my mother and I will just work out on the yard and do house work.
@ailema4ever (2675)
• Finland
20 Nov 07
No, thankfully my parents aren't greedy. They don't ask for anything from my hubby except just that he takes good care of me and loves me for who I am. My parents don't expect me to help out my brother unless it's my own initiative. My brother's pretty independent himself. He's getting married soon and he and his girlfriend are the ones chipping in money to pay for everything, so they don't ask for any help from my parents or her parents. :-)))
• China
20 Nov 07
you have not a responsibility to you brother,but if he do have some difficulty,i believe you will help him with out complain,are you? you have a responsibility to be a dutyful daughter!so, i suggest that you can concent your parents* request,but if they ask you to help your brother,you can apply to ask aboat your brother* allegation, and told your brother to say please to you himself!
• India
20 Nov 07
its a traditional way of marriage.But if u have a great understanding with your partner u can change this tradition from the next generation.actually it depends man to man how he/she will live his/her life.
@fanji008 (782)
• China
20 Nov 07
Hi,there! My parents are not greedy at all. They're happy with what they have right now.I'm the only child in my family. I do think it's nice to help the family members.We should try our best to help each other but the condition is that we don't sacrifice anyone or hurt anyone.So it's necessary to control the extent. I just hope your parents can feel that. Best wishes and have a nice day:) Thanks for your discussion! Take care^_^
• India
20 Nov 07
being greedy will completely depends on individual, how he/she brought up, place they lived, environment or society they are with??? but i personally feel they are greedy on subject of being a proud parent of their children?!?!? is that a fault, shudn't they expect some gud stuff from their childrens. Ofcourse they do... I think this is only filed they are greedy!!!!! :)
@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
20 Nov 07
no they are not greedy they always give me a reasonable answers to what i really want to know in this life, If i need something they really give as much as they can if they cant then its on my own understanding..
@vikceo (1301)
• India
20 Nov 07
nope my parents are not greedy.hence they are not partial to me and my brother. we are equal to them. my father is a government employee and have a good position where he can make money from many other resources and influences.Since he is not greedy so he is satisfy in wat he is he having.moreover they try to help my friends also and their own friends and relatives
@batulboy (196)
• Philippines
20 Nov 07
not tat greedy....but her in our country... its unethical to choose money as a priority more than your own kid. its all about fame, golds, and goons right?
@kwenge (2492)
• Kenya
20 Nov 07
Jasmine, I can hear you clearly, I have heard of such incidences where parents want to milk their daughters husbands without knowing where they get money from. Sometimes I feel like its like they sold you for endless money supply. Such behaviors can wreck someone's marriage totally. Parents should treat their children equally regardless of gender. Am really lucky my parents are understading. I have a friend whose parents are really bothering her they ended up moving to a different town and lost contact with her parents. They were asking for money every month and yet they had told her to educate her last borne brother through university, when the brother completed college and got a better job than both of them, the parents still continued to bother them.........they had to move to a far away town and settled there.