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December 28, 2011 3:39 AM
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)
October 24, 2011 5:53 PM
That was a pretty sick counteract but it seemed real.
August 19, 2011 11:01 AM
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.
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.
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.
August 3, 2011 5:21 AM
My parents are long gone from this life.
As I age (I am now 80) I have thought of, and about them, more and more. It wasn't until my sixties that I started to realize how self-concerned I had been, and how much I owed to them. If only...I had realized how much wiser they were, and how much they struggled to protect me and support me in the world. I have huge regrets I could not honor them while they were alive as I do now.
Renee Scalise. alise,
August 3, 2011 2:19 AM
This is for the most part the Me generation. Very sad indeed!
Also, it reminds me of the Harry Chapin song The Cat in the
Cradle. This is a song where the Dad never has time fior his son and then the son grows up,to be just like the father and thus has no time for him.
August 2, 2011 12:37 PM
too soon it is too late
how much we do not realize or appreciate until we do not have them anymore.
August 2, 2011 12:11 PM
Opportunities sometimes come only once.
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I Dain MD,PSCHYC,FRCP,
August 1, 2011 3:18 PM
we should always honor and respect our parents
Unfortunately our younger generation is more selfish, self-centered and focused on their own needs. I hope their children show a greater appreciation and respect for them
August 1, 2011 1:25 PM
Today is the 2 year anniversary of the Passing of my Beloved Father.
I had special time with him that few children are privileged to share. He was my Hero and the wisest man I ever knew. If there is anything I regret is that time passes soooo quickly. Never think that you will have tomorrow to spend with your Parents enjoy Hashem's present of today.
July 31, 2011 9:06 AM
parents become more fragile and needy as they get older. It's a reversal of the clock -- where now we are the strong adults and they need their needs tended to. it takes a lot of wisdom and patience to make that reversal of roles. but it's part of life.
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