Saturday, December 31, 2016
Friday, December 23, 2016
Sometimes I wonder what is the whole purpose of having offsprings. While we are, like every living things on this planet trying to fulfil our natural objective that is to ensure the survival of species, what is the bigger goal? What good does it do if your offsprings turn out to be assholes. Objectifying someone or something out of a few incidences is wrong btw, but that's besides the point. I recently had a conversation with a cousin and it got me reflecting. We spoke about filial piety and how everyone sees it differently. It all ends up on how children can repay parents when they grow up etc and how we as grown ups have seen the ugly things that relates to this topic. And the consensus is "to avoid all this from happening, the best is to not depend on your children's money" This problem occurs when children's have childrens and their priority shifts from supporting parents to providing for kids. So if i would ask again, what would be the deeper objective of having a child? If they serve no more than as continuity to your bloodline and carrying your legacy? What's important in a person for me is the value that you build over time as a human being. And if a childs priority shifts because they have children and lost the need for filial piety then I would say why do we need to have children. The cycle is vicious.