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Neglect of the elderly

Posted in Uncategorized by K P Ramachandran on August 31, 2009

Elder abuse is a much talked about issue today. Even though the Govt and W.H.O are taking lot of steps to counter this evil, we don’t find any improvement in the situation. This was not there or was much less a few decades before when joint family system was prevalent in the society. Children were properly guided by the grand parents. They were taught on moral values and were brought on religious background. Today they are guided ( misguided ) by the electronic media. As an elderly person I feel if we practice humility , renunciation and tolerance this evil can be brought down to a great extent. The spiritual teachings also envisages “Vanaprastha” for the elderly when their children become capable of carrying out their jobs. I am also preparing for that transition shortly.

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