Have we all ever thought about something special? I mean, this time I’d like to talk about our one creative system which was done by a Cambodian history teacher of mine, Mr. Sambo Manara. You might think it would be something complex and only clever people can do it. but well, let’s start and try it out. 🙂
Mary (25) + John(30) marry and they have a child called Maria. When their child reaches 18, Mary is 43 and John is 48.
Have you ever considered that we children (as I suppose) should stop putting a burden on our parents when we reach 18 years old? Obviously, when our parents get older until 50 years old with no burden from us, they will have more money to support themselves and much more free time to enjoy their own personal lives. They may very much like their granddaughter or son but do you think they are going to spend their old lives looking after their grandchildren? You might not like this idea at all though they persist and resist on helping mind your kids.
Let’s get back to the first place a little bit. Why don’t we start work at the age of 18 or more than that? We want out parents to live longer, don’t we? So we need to make them free from stress and trouble that is caused by us all. Make them feel you are independent. They can live longer and get healthier when they don’t have to stay at home advising you how to spend money or how to do things. Maybe you need their advice sometimes. But try to make them see that you are self-dependent. You shouldn’t feel self-conscious just now when you hear this. You can start to do it from this minute on.
Think about people’s life span in Cambodia. People don’t live a quite long life here. One of the major causes is that they work to support their children until they get too old to work. On one hand, when they age, their children will have their own lives too. On the other hand, they don’t have enough money to make their ends meet since they have spent most of it on things their children ask for. Yet maybe you think our tradition is to be dutiful to and to take care of our parents when they are old. However, it is not the point I’m talking about. Get off their burden by starting from you first. Get off their back now if possible. To be a dutiful child in this matter is to make sure that you become independent and financially able to support yourself, though you can’t support your parents just now. To be a dutiful child means to make your parents feel relieved about your life and let them live their trouble-free lives.
relax and enjoy their lives
Can you feel that we children will live longer too because our children will take our place and do what we do too?
Note***: Enjoy the discussions below. A friend argued about the fact that it was hard for young people to find jobs, but my comments ran counter to it. I have provided an example for my friends and siblings by being able to find a job when/before I started my university and continuing to work in university and after university. Life is all about doing work that you love.