Do you feel the old members of family are "No more Needed"?

@aliasad (1567)
Pakistan
March 20, 2007 1:41pm CST
I have lost my loving mother an year back and now my father lives with us as our patron of family. I really feel that we should pay as much respect as we can to our elders. I had very much deep feelings and attachment with my parents and now with my father. I believe that he is the man behind all my successes and I do believe that I am so protected while he is here with us. A shelter and a river of prayers countless. How lucky I am? Do you have your parents and other old members of family? What sort of your emotions for them. Please share if you like to. Thanks for all.
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3 responses
@gianena (256)
• Philippines
21 Mar 07
I feel blessed that my parents and other older members of my family are still here. I appreciate all the things that they have done for me especially my parents. They have done a lot of sacrifices for me and for my brothers. Even if there are times that we have arguments but I still love them and I still feel very lucky for having them. Arguments can be solved so why make too much fuss about it. I never thought that as they grow older they would be tagged as "No more needed." They are the reason why I am here. They are the reason why I was able to get what I want. My parents didn't ask me to pay them back what they have done for me but that's what I want so I'm doing it. ;) I feel good about it. ;)
@aliasad (1567)
• Pakistan
21 Mar 07
Yes, they deserve to have all respects and we must be proudy in their presence. Thanks for realistic approach.
@Newbie11 (197)
• United States
20 Mar 07
I very gladly accepted your views old members are needed in our family.Actually I live in a joint family with my father and mother and also my father in law and mother in law.Actually we love them very much and cannot dream of living without them.My son loves them very much.My husband and I consider ourselves very lucky to have them in our family.They are our gurdian and advisor. My mother and mother in law are friends of mine.
@aliasad (1567)
• Pakistan
21 Mar 07
Thanks for agree with my comments.
@loved1 (5332)
• United States
20 Mar 07
No more needed? That is just crazy! Our elderly generation are a wealth of information and wisdom. I love chatting with them because they remember the world when things were not so busy and dangerous. We should be listening to them and learning a thing or two.
@aliasad (1567)
• Pakistan
21 Mar 07
Yes, its true that one can have a sincere advice only from them. Thanks for response!