K Mohan @ Moga
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.
We all know Mahabharata. Pandavas always respected elders. Dharmaraju got down from his vehicle before the start of Kurukshetra and saluted all his seniors even though they are in his rival group. That shows his nature of respecting elders. Whereas Duryodhana never gave any importance to elders and never cared for them. We know what is the outcome of the war. Pandavas won the war and Kauravas lost the war. People who respect elders will be always successful in their lives. Many such incidents in our epics will tell us the importance of respecting the elders in our lives. They will help us with their wisdom and experience when we are in troubles. There are people whom I know who never treated even their parents properly and lost heavily in the latter part of their life.
Similar to this story, if we give respect others and especially elders in the house automatically our children get the habit of respecting others and our elders. We should be role model for them through our actions.
"Life is easier when you enjoy what you do"
It is a serious matter for everybody. Why we lose respect for our elderly people/ our parents? Being materialistic does not incite us to become so much cruel about them.
There is something wrong with young people. These elderly people are like shady trees, under which everyone can feel safety, security, protection, blessings, peace and love. Those who realise and understand their importance are fortunate and surely, they will remain happy if they take care of these elderly people.