Old Age Homes: A Blessing or a Curse?

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OLD AGE HOMES - A BLESSING OR A CURSE There are not enough “words” in a bottle of ink to pen the words to write about the old age homes, blessing or a curse. It depends on how we look towards it. It is a coin who has two sides as "Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder" so either it can be a blessing for someone or it can be a curse. Old age homes which are designed to give shelter and provide a place to live, for those old ones’ whom no one has to care about but today people are making it as their tradition where the people leave their parents in an old age home, where the two generations never stay under one roof and from them, one has to bow down for leaving that family and those are always older aged parents. Where more and more people are thinking about and many are opting to put their aged parents in old age homes. Where the presence of old age parents at home becomes too much of a trouble and there is no room for them as they need constant need of care. Where it becomes impossible to bring friends at home because their parents can be a source of embarrassment for children, it is becoming a shameful thing to introduce their parents to their friends. So, for avoiding these kinds of embarrassment and shameful things the old aged parents are being hit by this drastic detachment from their children at the age when they need a lot of care, when they start losing their memories. They might have grown old by outside but from inside they become those little kids who could never grow up again. ”People say old age is the recoiling of childhood” and it is true that old aged people need attention correspondingly as a young child. Parents, who brought up their children in spite of having different difficult problems, but the children ... ... middle of paper ... ...in knowledge and help themselves from the suffering of the world. Children can definitely learn many good things from their parents by living with them. It is said that “The death of an old man is like a library set ablaze” these words express the important role given to old aged people. Old age is humanity's greatest invention, and on an even deeper level, it invented us. Those old aged people are responsible for what we are today, Those old aged people are the responsibility of their children. The children have to keep in mind that life is a circle and one day roles will be switched, today they - old aged people, need their children but a day will come when those children need their children when they grow old. So it is better eradicating this growing tradition once and for all, as “It's never too late - never too late to start over, never too late to be happy.”

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