Shalette’s Unfiltered Musings
Episode 2 – Neglecting Our Elders: A Call for Change
I want to express my frustration about the way some of us treat our elderly parents and grandparents. It’s disheartening to see that despite their sacrifices and selflessness towards us, they are often left in unfortunate living conditions while we indulge in luxury. When our parents have been good to us, supporting and spending their hard-earned money on our well-being, it’s only fair that we reciprocate their love and care. It’s time for us, as a society, to stop neglecting our elderly parents and take responsibility for their well-being. We cannot let our elderly parents live in isolation and neglect. While we enjoy life with designer bags and lavish lifestyles. We should make sure that they eat and enjoy a comfortable life. It’s time to step up and have meaningful conversations with them. Leaving them alone and isolated can lead to early dementia, as they may be left with only their own thoughts. We shouldn’t treat our parents as if they are beneath us or too lowly to be part of our social circles. They deserve our love, attention, and gratitude. Many of them sacrificed their own dreams to ensure we had a better future, and it’s crucial to acknowledge and appreciate their efforts. The issue is not just about financial support; it’s also about emotional connection and showing gratitude. A simple phone call, a heartfelt conversation, a kiss, and saying “thank you” can mean the world to them. We should be mindful of our actions because karma has a way of reciprocating how we treat our parents. Our own children are observing us, and how we treat our parents will influence their behavior towards us in the future. Even if our parents weren’t the best, if we are in a position to help, we should extend our support. Let’s leave judgment to a higher authority and choose compassion over indifference. I’m fed up with witnessing well-to-do individuals ignoring their struggling parents. We can do better as a society, and it starts with valuing our elders and appreciating the sacrifices they made for us. Let’s break this cycle of neglect and create a culture of love, care, and support for our elderly parents. Are there others who feel the same way?