Friday, February 25, 2011

Honor your father and mother...

One thing I've learned in India is respect for the elderly. This is evident throughout the culture here.

  • 80% of the elderly here live with their children.
  • Older employees are always referred to as "sir" by their younger counterparts.
  • Someone who does not care for his parents is looked down upon socially.

US nursing homes are such a sad place. The sad shuffle of feet, the listless gazes of the occupants, the confusion that abounds in a strange, sterile environment.

I guess this means we'll need a bigger house in a few years...

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