you would be older one day
December 29, 2009 2:32am CST
today my father discuss my marriage and my husband's family,he think that his parents would look after my life and dont have mind to give up them.although they have older and could not do anything to help us.but they have raised us and devoted all of thing to their children,we could not have this mind to think that they are useful and i should look after them and care them.i agree with my father's views.actually i would be older one day,i would need help from my children.so i would love them and respect them.this is my duty and responsibility to treat them well.
5 Jan 10
you will be older one day, now my parents get order, but they do anything for us if they can, they want we have a good family, have a good work , in fact i know they really want we spent more time with them. so try to give more time to your parents, and your children also do like you, they will share happy time with you when you old.
• United States
1 Jan 10
I feel exactly the same way that you do about this. I helped my mother take care of my grandmother during the last months of her life (she was a very independent person and never really needed any help until she broke her hip about six months before she passed away.) I also know that my mother has been very good to myself and to my two siblings and I know that when she enters the later years of her life she is going to need someone to help her and I intend to be that person.
• United States
29 Dec 09
I think this is somewhat a cultural matter, both my husband and me come from cultures that care for their elderly people. But for many in the USA this is not so. Both of our families have been in America a long time and this has not changed our cultural habits. Only time will tell what is going to happen in the next generations, so many of them have moved away from families and have very little contact with them.
31 Dec 09
actully as you said is a cultural matter,because it always our courntry's tradition,we should respect old people and look after their rest of life,at the same time i would be willing to do like that,because i find that they need our care and attention.