a reply to: Akragon
I'll say it another way, but you have made your point elegantly so this is to them, of course NOT to you as you already understand.
It is odd that in the west the ten commandment's are often abbreviated.
So one read's honor your father and your mother and misses the wisdom of the rest of it, So that you may live a long life.
As the children treat there parent's so will there children treat them.
The disposable workers, the disposable consumers all priced and tagged from birth to death so some corporation somewhere makes a profit out of
Pack off the old folks to death camp like residential home's, fine if that is there choice but all too often it is not.
Honor NOT thy parent's is the corporate motto, pack them off to there old age prison's and sell there homes from under them, steal all they worked
for after they also gave you there children all there time and both the best years of there life and all the work it took to raise you up.
Show no thankfulness and ignore the inevitability of Karma, that as you treat your own elderly parent's so too will your own children treat you,
regard your own old age as if it is not an inevitable outcome of tomorrow because GREED in the now is good - for the corporations if not really for
you the disposable population.
A tree does not stand alone BUT don't tell the disposable population that, they have to work to keep the very rich in there place, to be disposed of
when they are no longer of use - in the most profitable way possible.
So make them stand alone, make them betray there parent's and chase after careers that in the end go only to the same death they have inflicted upon
there parent's, alone they left them and alone they too shall die, lonely and sad, even more that those they loved so much there children are not
there to comfort them in there last hours as they were always there for them.
Before the commies destroyed it China had a traditional way of life, a house was never alone but instead each family home was like a small village
built around a central courtyard in a square were they would carry out there morning ritual's, the great grandparent's would have a home to
themselves, the grandparent's there children would live next door, the parent's in another and the grown children with there own children in yet
Sometime's both sides of the family would live together so there were two set's of ancestral lines living side by side but usually it was in the male
line that these extended family's lived.
Even before the modern age these family's that cared for there own lived very long lives, sometimes' into there 90's or even over a century even back
But the cultural revolution, turning people into drone's owned by the state tried and to a very great extend destroyed this time proven equitable way
In our part of the world, the West it is our consumer society, late life parenting and disgusting attitude toward the elderly that is the worst part
They are us, we are them, they are our parent's and family, we are whom they were yesterday and they are us tomorrow, as we sow so shall we reap, if
we care for them and teach our children this, let them feel the love of there grandparent's and hear there story's, be educated about how it was and
learn the wisdom that the elderly often have and help to care for them seeing in them the future of there own lives.
In the West old age is seen as ugly, smelly, corrupt, inconvenient and useless.
It is not however for all we work for is lost unless it is past to the next generation and our own lives are shorter and meaner unless the next
generation cares about us when we can no longer work.
People do not realize our CIVILIZATION is already dead, it is a zombie that eat's us when we can no longer work and we are a race of slaves our
family's divided and our elderly thrown away and for what.
So some false prince can sit in his chrome and glass tower and lord it over us?.
We are the elderly, we are the one's whom start to feel pain in our limb's and eventually struggle to get up a flight of stair's, we are the one's
that cry for our friend's and family that have passed away before us, we are the one's whose children move away and leave us behind, we are the one's
whom will have our homes sold out from under us and whom will die in old folk's prison's were strangers may look after us but never with the same love
or affection our own children were meant to have by the God that made us all but then of course they don't believe in God and whose fault is that.