Well it was not only this article, but on the same day I also read this article which said that a son had burnt his parents alive because they refused to give in to his demand of lending money though they had helped him every time during times of dire needs! In another case the children had dumped their aging mother in the dustbin on the road! In yet another instance an old woman had appealed to the court for Euthanasia saying that her children had abandoned her and since she did not have any means of survival, this she thought would put an end to her miseries. Isn't it shocking? What a sad state of affairs.
During their hey days all parents have worked hard enough to provide a comfortable life for their children, many a time depending on the circumstances. Many parents have gone through extreme hardships to ensure that atleast their children have better opportunities which they had to forego due to various reasons during their times. They have held the hands of the children through all the ups and downs of life. They have shared all their joys and sorrows and have felt it to a greater degree than the children themselves.
In the current scenario the elderly are physically fit, thanks largely to advances in medical sciences. Life expectancy has gone up substantially. But the thing is, are they getting that psychological elixir of life that can come only through loving words and by means of simple heartfelt actions and gestures from us which show that 'We Care' for them?
Don't you think that during their twilight years, they need not be considered a burden by the younger generation?