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Ishika Ghose

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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 2 2013: I'm sorry you seem to have had a bad experience growing up.

    Most in the West would, I'd hope, emphasize the great outcomes of a well-run and loving family. Seems to be even the case with animals that have 'family structures'
    • May 3 2013: Au contraire!
      I was part of a "normal" family with all its problems and joys.
      It interests me that people are so quick to jump to conclusions.

      I too would "emphasize the great outcomes of a well-run and loving family."

      I am asking people to examine their own families and say they are free from the things I mentioned at the family level TO START WITH. You did not say anything about that. Some people did.

      I suppose I must 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.
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        May 3 2013: "I suppose I must 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."

        Yes :)

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