Do You Love Your Family?

Thailand
October 5, 2008 9:54pm CST
Did you really love your family? Do you know who your family is beyond one or two generations? If you know your great-great-grandfather do you love all of his descendants as your family? Look around you. Everyone you see, regardless of their skin color, their religion, their nationality or even their politics are your family. Can you find it in your heart to love them all and treat them with the respect they deserve as family. Sixty thousand years ago there lived a man in Africa who is the direct linear ancestor of us all. Every man alive today carries his Y. chromosome. Thousands of years earlier there was a woman living in almost the same part of Africa. Every woman alive today carries a precious gift of her mitochondrial DNA. We are all the direct descendants of these two. We are all one family. Isn't it time we started to live like one?
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@thanujad (405)
• Sri Lanka
6 Oct 08
Yes I agree with you. sometimes when you meet a stranger in middle of no where and whe you start talking to him/her you realize that he or she is known to someone you know. Then we have got use to say, Ohhh it's a small world. But no one is interested in thinking how and why it's happening like that. I'm very much interested in this subject after reading your article. Please let me know if there is a book or something I can read more about that subject.
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• Thailand
6 Oct 08
Thanks for reading the discussion and giving it some thought. The best book on the subject that I can recommend is 'Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors' by Nicholas Wade. It is written in non-technical language and is very readable.
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@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
6 Oct 08
Yes, i love my family. I never loved anything in this world than my family. I love my family than to my friends and i will never change that even to my husband. My family is the one who raised and feed me. My family is always there when i needed something. And you can't replace your family. They are only one. You can have a lot friends and can replace it. You can have another husband if he is abusive, but you only have one mother, father, brother and sister. happy posting!
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• Canada
5 Dec 09
You're damn rightm and it's hard enough to live like families in our own little families of anywhere from 2 or three, to hundreds of people. It's just crazy sometimes. I try to love everyone and do my best, but it is not always easy.