I hear so many stories about grown up children abandoning their parents, and I don't just mean those with dementia in care facilities, but parents still fending for themselves at home. It saddens me to think that after bringing a child into the world, nurturing them, feeding and educating them, and grounding them with a sense of morality, and wisdom, so they will have a productive and happy life, someone could then turn their back on their parents.
But it happens all the time, after all the parents sacrifice, when the child grows up, they have no time for the parent, even when they are in need. So many older couples are basically destitute, not being able to maintain their lives without help and with perhaps no money to get into a care facility. I know many children become focused on inheritance and just wait for their parents to go so they can get their greedy hands on their life's savings. This is just so abhorrent to me, and I can't believe any person could feel like that with their own parents.
Imaging turning your back, out of choice, on those who gave you life. How shallow would you have to be to have no feelings for your parents. I think I must live in another world. Our parents and the elderly deserve everything from us. We inherited the world from them, and what we have is because of them. So where is the respect, where is compassion and love?
I'll never understand this kind of behavior, but it has to be addressed, because we hold such little value with the elderly, those who have lived, loved and fought for our future. We must appreciate the wisdom of age, and those who have delivered us to life, surely?