Family, Where Life Begins

Small family, Happy family (Chhota Parivar-Sukhi Pariwar) and Hum Do Hamare, these two jingles coined by the administration had changed the family planning scenario in India over the years.

But, its so ironical that in spite of becoming the first country to adopt a national policy for limiting a great indian proclivity, India is expected to overtake China in 2034. At the time of independence there were 345 million Indians. The world took 454 years to go from 345 million in 1310 AD to a billion; but India took just 52 years.

Looking at the above facts and figures one wonders as to what would be the societal structure in a country that takes the burden of population of a billion people? Sadly, the situation is quite grim, because today we see less families and more individuals living their lives on their own terms with an 'I care a dam attitude' which is quite common in the metropolis.

Our forefathers were brought up with strong family values, but with passing time and ever changing scenarios, today those core values have been left behind to adopt new so-called modern values. It is so unfortunate that today very few of us know the importance of living or growing up in a family.

One must understand a fact that a family is the first school where the literate and the illiterate have got their first lessons in the art of living and in values, traditions, customs and conventions. It is therefore essential to help and facilitate the growth of good supportive families for foundation as family tradition rather then promoting individualistic lifestyle for the sake of next generation and future to come.

Today we see that the families are splitting up because certain values like mutual affection, love and genuine caring that make a family work are vanishing. Everyone wants to live an independent life without any kind of family interference.

However, if the younger ones continue to give regard to the elders and the elders continue to give love to the younger ones, then the family life would continue to be undisturbed and everyone will act in a responsible manner. But, if each one gives up their responsibility and the feeling of concern for others, then cracks would appear and get deeper.

Remember a family can change a person into a great leader, disciplinarian, soldier, criminal or scholar by encouraging or discouraging, supporting or condemning certain positive or negative traits in him. We must, therefore, pay attention in transformation of families because families are the breeding grounds of good or bad human beings.

So, let us awaken people to observe the family values such as mutual love, trust, acceptance, accommodation, consideration and care for the wellbeing of others, spirit of adjustment, tolerance, responsibility and co-operation, because if these family values flourish, the nation and the whole humankind will flourish too.

Liked the story?

  • 0

    Happy
  • 0

    Amused
  • 0

    Sad
  • 0

    Frustrated
  • 0

    Angry