How many things do we take for granted every day? The sun, the moon, the wind, the grass and various other countless things in this Universe. Out of these many things the most significant one are our parents.
During the modern era, we have gradually become less sensitive to the need of others. We have started to consider our own parents as ‘Burden.’ How said is that? The people who have scarified a million things in their life just to see our faces smiling have become merely an onus. The evolution of Old-age home all across the globe is very saddening. Nobody wishes to spend the last few years of their life in a nursing home away from their family.
Even in a country like India where sanskars is considerd as the most crucial and guiding principle of life, the situation is similar. Are we not vitiating the role that they have played to form us into who we are today? We have lost our morality. This short story will jolt your mind and make you more considerate about the plight of the elderly.
Shameful, isn’t it? Not long ago, we used to have a joint family system. It was considerd as a matter of dignity to live in a joint family. Needless to mention, in the morden times it has disappeared completely.
Back then, it was an unquestioned norm to take care of the old and elderly, it was a priviledge. However with the various turn of events in the modern society, the old and aged people are treated as ‘liability’ and not as a ‘blessing’. We have failed to realize that the senior citizens are an exemplar of wisdom and enlightenment.
They do not demand much, all they need is a sense of belonging. So, let us all work together to weave a web of love and compassion to shelter our elders who have always been the torch light of teaching and guidance throughout their lives.