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As we get older, is honoring your parents easier or harder?

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Published: July 30, 2011

As we get older, is honoring your parents easier or harder?

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(12) Anonymous, December 28, 2011 3:39 AM

touching

i would say that as one gets older, honoring his parents gets harder in most regards. it gets a little easier in that u appreciate all that ur parents have done for you. But it is harder as you are now as smart and capable as them, and u can start to not give them the respect they deserve as the ones who raised you and taught you all that you know and who love you. This is why we must make such an effort to always keep in mind that they are our parents and they deserve our respect. (There are some exceptions where this issue will not be as great of a problem, like if one just greatly respects what his parents have to say in general, then it wont be as much of an issue b/ cthey are respected for their wisdom as well)

(11) Anonymous, October 24, 2011 5:53 PM

That was a pretty sick counteract but it seemed real.

(10) willy, August 19, 2011 11:01 AM

be grateful

I was born in 1953. My dad died in 1972 and my mother in 1988. I was never much an part in my dads life. His choice. I don't lie about what he did but I cherish what little times we did have. My most cherish thoughts of mother is the times that I did help her out. Like in the military I sent home an third of my paycheck to help her out. My children don't know what it is like to have an grandma. I didn't get married until 1981. So if your parents are alive be thankful. respect them.

(9) deborah, August 7, 2011 2:04 AM

the 5th commandment is non negotiable

the 5th commandment is non negotiable, period. we must always keep on trying to communicate and offer respect ~ there is no clause, 'only if they are deserving ~ tuff toenail, we must forgive and love.

(8) Mark, August 4, 2011 2:07 AM

Pain and confidence in the future as lives continue

Many Jews believe that our basic personality or spiritual essence will live again in a new body. This helps the grief but only some. We still lose the ability to communicate to thosewho are the dearest to us, who helped us and created much of the fabric which was later sewn together to form our lives. Their wisdom was not always obvious their love at time seemed almost harsh but their care for us is never ending as our care for them is never ending. The pain is real, over time it numbs, we all go forward and create a new future for our next generation and hope our children will be at least as kind to us as we are to our own parents.

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