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Do Children Owe Their Parents?

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There is a question that I have been thinking of: "Do I owe something to my mom and dad"? - Who knows... Sometimes we might think that we owe them a lot, but then other times we might think "Why should I do something for them? I have my own life. I have lots of to do without taking care of my folks". But then again, how can I leave them in trouble when they are the same bloods? I look like them and most importantly I love them.

It depends on the relationship between parents and kids when deciding if we owe them something or not. Children who felt loved, had lots of attention from a mother and father growing up will try to treat them the same way, instinctively paying back good for good. In families without strong connections, kids will very simply forget about their parent's existence. They may believe that no one asked their parents to have them. No one asked them if they wanted to be born they had no choice. Two adults wanted to have kids and they had them. It was their choice to be responsible and raise the next generation. Then if look at the nature, you would not find creatures who would do something to support their parents after they grew up. We are just one of many creatures in this universe. Why it should be different for us?

Humans are most developed creatures on the earth with feelings, lots of knowledge, procreating their kind, taking care of each other. So isn't it most important to look after the people who are close to you? And only then look after the others? Why do we forget that sometimes?.. Parents are the first people who deserve your attention. Through the years they put so much effort and passion the way they can, to protect us from bad. We know that mom and dad will be next to us even if we get in trouble or lose everything. They still will be the ones to help us as much as they can. They will find space in their home for us to stay. For this reason we should be so thankful to them and pay for it in advance.

However there are big differences between cultures and countries. For example in my country, Lithuania, parents are taking care on their kids until "babies" can really support themselves. If you are a student it is not necessary to work - parents will pay for the room in a student hostel, give money for food, books



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