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...