Jose John April 1, 2016 No Comments
ARE OLD PERSONS A BURDEN TO SOCIETY? With the improvement in health care and medical aid people have acquired longevity in their lives throughout the world. Formerly the nor­mal age in India was hear almost 50. Now it has gone up to 65. Although it is good that people live long Jeeved Shardah Shatam as the scriptures say. But the problem is that if we live long and have no financial support we become burden upon our family and upon the society at large. The family has to earn more to support the old people. Many times they are ill treated. As they poke their nose in the affairs of the young they are even abused. The old men forget when they were young they did what they wanted without interference from the old. The young forget that the old people have their experience in life and what they say carries some weight. In some cases the minor struggle goes so vicious that the young actually wait for the demise of the old. These problems arise generally in a joint family that wants to keep the morals intact theoretically. But in practice they do just the opposite. If the old men are respected it is good. But if they...
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