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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 4 2013: Anna, you too seem to understand what I am trying to propose as an idea.


    I am also trying to see if my idea that the "dysfunctional family" is the rule rather than the exception is what other people feel too.

    Thank you for your thoughts and contributing.
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      May 4 2013: Ishika, yes, you are correct, of course, as humans we are all dysfunctional....that is, we are not perfect.

      Each of us brings deeply entrenched ideas, biases, prejudices, inclinations, to our relationships.

      Some of us work hard at changing who we are for the better.
      Some of us do not know we have the choice of changing who we are.

      I think all of us have heard you. Some of us heard the truth in your words and got on the defensive, but some of us know that your words reveal alot of truths.

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