reply to post by MajorKarma
I agree with your point to some extent. I do believe motherhood comes with the responsibility of raising children to be good people, honest people,
loving people. Obviously, mothers today are kinda slacking on that. However, I wouldn't only
blame mothers. They're all doing what they
believe they have to do... and usually that includes handing their children over to childcare/educational institutions, where they spend more time
with strangers than they spend with their family, where they are indoctrinated by the system just as their parents were.
Speaking from personal experience, from my heart, I'm afraid women today don't really understand what it means to be a woman. We don't understand
what is feminine and how important it is for our feminine influence to provide a balance in our world, to teach our children (especially our boys)
about love and respect for life. We are not sharing with the world our depth of feeling, we're withholding our true nature... I don't think most of
us even know how to access it and explore it.
I think women have an inherent materialism, because we know that material things are necessary for our children, but we have been manipulated to make
it our focus and concentrate our energy on it even when our real material needs are being met. My mother has always expressed her love by giving
, instead of affection. We've never had an intimate discussion about anything. She seems completely unconcerned about the state of the
world that her grandchildren are growing up in, which is a trait that I've observed in most other women that I know.
We're distracted and we think we're powerless. Instead of trying to change the world to make it a better environment for our children, we try to
change our children to make them better able to handle the existing environment. I think it's sad and very wrong.
As mothers we have all the power in the world. The world of the future depends on how we raise our children.
Being a mother is an overwhelming responsibility and I agree with the OP that mothers should be appreciated everyday. Mother's Day was originally
intended not as a day to appreciate mothers, but as a day for mothers to be united by their dreams for their children, the dream of a peaceful world
where they can achieve their potential of happiness. The woman who campaigned for the holiday in the first place ended up protesting against it when
the true meaning was replaced with gifts and greeting cards.
Do I really deserve to be honored today? I don't really think so. I will call it a truly Happy
Mother's Day when the world becomes a place
more worthy of my children and I no longer have to feel like I made a mistake bringing them into it...