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Love Me or ELSE!!! Why has it come to this? Forcing generations to care for each other.

Recently we learned that China enacted a new law which stipulates that children must often go home to see their parents.

This is because parents have taken their children to court for abandonment.

Here is a link to the Chinese news piece.
You can use Google translate to read it.


And here is the Yahoo news piece:


So, what do you think?

Should the government get involved in this situation?
Would you sue your child if he did not come to visit you?
Can we force our family to love us?

What do you think of all this?

If you are from China and know information that can help us understand this issue better, please comment below.

Thank you so much!!


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    Jul 5 2013: How ominous, Mary M! Given the reality of my birthday just past, I have come to terms with the reality that my dotage has arrived. Senility is upon us. And Alzheimer's can only be weeks away. After all, the clock runs ONLY in one direction. Given this, why not make those little vermin offspring I sired (& you mothered - independently of course!) come to see us; & pay attention to us; & dote upon us; & appreciate us! After all, we EARNED IT didn't we!

    After all, they would not exist at all w/out us! We wiped their bottoms & cleaned their spittle! And some of the females among us actually BREAST-FED them! [The wretched little-beasts!] And what man has wrought, mankind may yet destroy? Children are the future? NO! They are OUR future. We the aging have that right; & we must act now to Lord that power over them before they discover mandatory euthenasia at age 64 for all those deemed unworthy of continued existence!

    After all, isn't it the Rosicrucians who want to reduce the world's population to 500 million? Maybe they want to start their population control program with US - the aging & the elderly!

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      Jul 6 2013: Yea I see that Marilyn/Albert.
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        Jul 6 2013: That, in memory of my good friend, Roland Knoop. I heard a rumor that he was an actor. Also, he had been chauffeur @ Princeton, NJ to the REAL Albert E. for a brief period. The most I knew of him was as a very private, & good neighbor. I miss him (& his dog Max). In respectful memory of a departed friend. Mostly, I admired his courage. He would not give up, ever!

        He had a twin brother . . .
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      Jul 6 2013: Hi juan I agree with you!!

      According to middle eastern teaching. Paradise lies under the feet of the mother
      Its customary and a judiciary law that is ordered and implemented in practice to care for your parents.
      Like they cared for you when you were young.

      Life is filled with Karma. what goes around comes around
      How you treat your young will be the formula with which they will treat you.
      "You sow what you reap"
      its been narrated that we can never pay a mother for a droplet of milk or the drop of perspiration during labour.
      These are all wise words, they give generations the obligation to care and treat the elderly and aging parents with the dignity they deserve.
      The formula will never be out dated and is passed on from generation to generation
      so Yes some religious laws have ethical value and substance

      China is only implementing something that have been accepted as a norm but through modernism have been lacking in our society. With the influx of homes and old ages. Resting grounds for those , who have passed their age of usefulness. Predetermined by society, but what is not being promoted is the wisdom and character that disappeared with that generation.

      In our eagerness to attain education we lost our humanity, In our bid to achieving greatness and popularity we lost our compassion. We have harvested a generation of selfish, obnoxious, egotistical, self centered goal orientated, greedy over achievers with no morals or ethics. Respecting your parents and looking after their well being is caring for your heritage and nurturing your roots.

      That is something our modernist have lacked and have neglected. We believe we fell from the sky, because science testify that we are a mistake a fluke of nature or a n evolved talking monkey.But even monkey's in troops care for their elderly.

      how low has humanity been sucked by the influences of negativity.
      our purpose is to learn and discover this reality but we need Roots to grow
      Our Parents are our Roots
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        Jul 6 2013: Thank you for your beautiful words of wisdom. My comment here was undertaken in English w/the voice of 'modern irony.' I was being comedic & sarcastic. And (I hope) that I was also expressing some of my own regret for those moments when I failed, as a dutiful son, to give proper honor, respect, and deference to my parents & grandparents. And that, only for the way the nurtured me as a child.

        They were not perfect. But they were there for me. And that, by the Grand Design, is enough.

        ". . . but we need Roots to grow. Our Parents are our Roots!"
        Yes, and Amen!
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        Jul 6 2013: "We believe we fell from the sky, because science testify that we are a mistake a fluke of nature or a n evolved talking monkey.But even monkey's in troops care for their elderly."

        So Yusuf, do you think that belief in evolution has something to do with what is happening?
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      Jul 6 2013: Juan, thank you for your reflections on appreciating ones parents.

      And Juan, for what it's worth, I do not think senility is anywhere near you......continue exercising your brain, and you will keep in top mental shape.

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