Talking With Parents
Ladies and Gentlemen:
On this National Day, I went home. I thought I could have more time with parents, but my concentration was online, talking and blogging. My mom stopped me before I was out control.
“We don’t seem to have talked with each other for a year.” She said.
She didn’t look angry, but she was feeling sad, I believed.
My grand mom died when I was two years old. I was too young to feel as my mom felt. When I was in primary school, my grandfather died of heart attack. This time I realized my mom went nearly out of her mind. She was thirty four, and had lost two beloved ones.
She said to me more later on that she focused too much on her own business, in order to make a better living for the family, but seldom talked with parents. She felt regretted, all her life time. This is a story, a true story of my family.
Ladies and Gentlemen: How many of you seldom talk with parents while staying at home and getting a respite from whirlwind life? How many of us have pondered why we are getting more eccentric towards talking with parents?
We talk to friends more than to our parents. That’s natural, because we live at schools or at our houses. We always want to find our own path and make our own choices. Talking to parents seems difficult or even embarrassing, particularly on love emotion or frustration. We don’t know how to find proper words to open up. Neither do we know how they’ll react.
When parents seem unsupportive, harsh, or critical, we are ignoring that they are indeed more supportive, more caring and more advising. We don’t really understand them unless we figure out why a child on a merry-go-round wave at his parents and why his parents will always wave back.
We are still young, but may become parents ourselves. How do we feel if our children deny talking with us? What to do if they have their own way of living so that we feel lonely? Whatever we are doing today to our parents could have an influence on how our children will react to us tomorrow.
Ladies and Gentlemen: Talk with parents. They will be happy today. We will never regret tomorrow. . Thank you.