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The "family" is the most over-rated, hypocritical social structure that we have. The roots of most social ills lie within the family

Inequality, gender bias, favouritism, abuse, fanaticism. White-washing and "fakebooking".
Look closely at your own and say it is free from any or all of this.
Blessed is the person who can put her/his hand on their heart and say - my family is not any of these things.

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Closing Statement from Ishika Ghose

The first person who must learn is I myself! Insight.
I must try and learn from this "conversation" how to put my "question/idea" in a way in which most people can understand the question first ---- without taking offence, becoming defensive or analysing my reasons for questioning.

What was also interesting and partly expected were the very very angry responses I had from one of the earlier contributors Edward Long.There were times when I felt I had offended him personally.

The idea per se has not evolved/changed in any way as a result of this conversation.
Perhaps because I was looking for more people who would accept the idea itself rather than ask for solutions simultaneously.

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  • May 1 2013: Inequality, gender bias, favouritism, abuse, fanaticism. White-washing and "fakebooking" - yes & more in varying proportions. There is also on occasion the caring, concern, support, sharing, communication, counsel, cooperation, help, sacrifice, unfettered love, comfort, companionship, laughter & happiness to be found. The individual in the family has scope of fostering some attributes over others. Agreed, as an entity families vary over the spectrum. I do not mind the family at all & count mine as unbounded blessing. Along with friends, the extended family with its variety of characters, some weird, others unlikely, have all contributed to to my enrichment. I have learnt to respect & appreciate 'family'.

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