YOU CAN RUN, BUT YOU CAN’T HIDE FROM…………FAMILY!

THERE IS A REASON “FAMILY TIES” ARE STRONG! THE HUMAN RACE HAS SURVIVED BECAUSE OF THE FAMILY AND COMMUNITY OF LIKE PEOPLES BANDING TOGETHER FOR SAFETY AND PROTECTION AND THE NURISHMENT OF THEIR SOULS!

AROUND THE WORLD THE FAMILY UNIT TAKES ON MANY DIFFERENT FORMS AND HAS DONE SO DOWN THROUGH THE AGES SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME.

SOMETIMES THE FATHER IS THE HEAD OF THE FAMILY, SOMETIMES IT IS THE MOTHER.

SOMETIMES THE LEADER OF THE COUNTRY IS A MAN, SOMETIMES IT IS A WOMAN.

IT HAS BEEN SAID AND IS BELIEVED TO BE TRUE THAT EVERY 10 YEARS EACH GENERATION IS A PRODUCT OF ALL OF THE CONDITIONS PREVELENT AT THAT TIME IN HISTORY. THEREFORE, MANY CHANGES TAKE PLACE ALL OF THE TIME.

I BELIEVE IT WOULD BE A MISTAKE TO DENY THE POSSIBILITY OF “COSMIC FAMILIES”.

THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS!

THE PRESENT TV SHOW, TYRANT, IS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF A ROYAL FAMILY IN THE MIDDLE EAST. IN THAT AREA, YOU ARE NOTHING WITHOUT FAMILY! EMOTIONAL TIES BETWEEN PARENTS AND SIBLINGS ARE AS STRONG AS IRON OR STEEL.

IN JAPAN MANY YEARS AGO THE “ELDERS” WERE REVERED AS WERE THE ELDERS OF THE AMERICAN INDIANS. THESE DAYS SOMETIMES THE OLD FOLKS ARE LOOKED UPON AS “DEAD WOOD” AND WHEN THEY GET OVER 65 THEY ARE JUST TAKING UP SPACE, JOBS, AND OTHER RESOURCES.

BUT MY POINT HERE IS THAT MOTHERS AND FATHERS BELIEVE THAT THEY KNOW WHAT IS BEST FOR THEIR CHILDREN AND ARE WILLING TO TRY TO FORCE CERTAIN CHOICES AND “PATHS OF GLORY” ON THEM. THIS MANY TIMES CREATES MANY BAD SITUATIONS BETWEEN THE MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY.

IN FAMILIES WHERE THERE IS ONLY ONE CHILD THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR TAKING CARE OF THE “OLD FOLKS” IS VERY CLEAR. TO REFUSE WOULD BE TO INCUR THE RATH OF NOT ONLY THE PARENTS BUT ALSO THAT OF SOCIETY. IN LARGE FAMILIES WHERE THERE ARE MANY SIBLINGS, SOME WILL STEP UP AND “DO THEIR DUTY”. AND SOME WILL SAY THAT FOR WHATEVER REASONS THEY MAY COME UP WITH THAT IT JUST ISN’T POSSIBLE FOR THEM TO HELP OUT.

EVERYONE USES “GUILT” TO CONTROL THE BEHAVIOR OF OTHER PEOPLE………..BUT NO ONE CAN USE IT BETTER THAN THE MOTHERS AND FATHERS OF THIS WORLD. WHAT RELIGION, WHAT SCHOOL, WHAT VOCATION, WHOM TO MARRY OR NOT TO MARRY, HOW MANY CHILDREN AND HOW SOON ARE THEY TO BEGIN,THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS, BIRTHDAYS, ETC.

IF YOU PLAY THE GAME RIGHT, YOU ARE A GOOD CHILD…………..IF YOU DON’T YOU WILL PAY WITH THE GUILT TRIP!

SO DO YOU JUST SAY TO HELL WITH THEM ALL…………RUN AWAY………WELL, YOU CAN BUT YOU WON’T GET OUT FROM UNDER THE GUILT UMBRELLA……….IT WILL RAIN ON YOUR PARADE ONE DAY OR ANOTHER.

DO I SOUND BITTER? I’M NOT. BUT THIS FAMILY THING IS SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT!

EACH LIVING INDIVIDUAL IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEMSELVES AND ONLY THEMSELVES. HOW MUCH THEY MAY OR MAY NOT DO FOR OTHERS IS THEIR CHOICE. WE SHOULD NOT TRY TO LIVE SOMEBODY ELSE’S LIFE…………….OR DICTATE HOW THEY SHOULD LIVE.

BECAUSE THE BOTTOM LINE IS: WE MAKE OUR OWN CHOICES AND BY DOING SO WE ALSO MUST LIVE WITH THEM. FORCING SOMEBODY TO LIVE LIKE YOU THINK THEY SHOULD LIVE TAKES THE INDIVIDUAL CHOICE WITHOUT CONDITIONS PART OF LIFE AWAY. IF YOU DO IT BE PREPARED TO PAY THE CONSEQUENCIES!

IT’S YOUR CHOICE…………….AND YOUR LIFE TO PAY!

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About Life's Lessons- Last Times

A gentleman having traveled down many roads. I've made my life easier by reading books by other people who have had trips down different roads than I have. I want to help others by sharing my efforts to understand change in ways they might understand and benefit from. Life is good...............just not always easy! Author, 4 short plays Actor, 2 movies, Board Chair of Local Theater , Gardener, Barbershop Quartet member
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