Should we listen to our parents?
If anybody raises the same question, immediately an other question will be raised by you – What if i don’t listen to my parents? Nothing will happen but time will prove that how far you were wrong. We need to listen and obey them in every aspect of life because they have more experience in life than us.
I was watching a movie yesterday and that story line made me to sit back and think – should we listen to our parents? The story goes like this, the hero and the heroine are from different religion and getting married in court without the parents consents. On an unfortunate occasion, an anti-social team is killing the hero and the heroine is left behind with a 5 year old kid. The miseries she is facing without anyone around after his murder is thefor the movie. The movie got good viewers feed back since it discussed one of the current issues happening in our society.
If you love someone and want to marry them but your parents don’t like them and say he/she is bad for you what would you do? ignore your parents or listen to them? There is a great saying “eat according to our choice and dress according to others’ choice”. It is true but i would like to add something more “marry according to parents choice and consent”. Here the word listening carries the meaning of obeying. When we are in love, we may have a feeling that parents don’t know what is best for us but it is not true. Their experience in life will try to get the best for us because they are our only well-wishers.
When we go for higher studies, we should listen to our heart and not our parents but in case of a partner, we should listen to our parents opinion also. I don’t know whether this topic is having any importance right now since most of the youngsters prefer live-in to formal marriages. But for sure, the security of marriage will not be given by the live-in relation.
In India, marriage is a real turning point in everyone’s life and here, you need to lend your ears to your parents because they will be there to support you at every difficult situation. If we listen to our heart only against our parents wish, we will have to travel alone throughout with a broken heart. The journey won’t be so smooth enough for you move forward.