Thursday, September 15, 2011

Meaning in Family Can Change a Life

Each of us, regardless of our current age, is a child.  We have mothers and fathers, individuals who parent us.  Some parents are biological while others are not.  As a young child, we learn much from these individuals who work to create a family for us.  Despite our physical growth, intellectual advancement, and emotional maturity, the title of child remains ours by the reality that our birth resulted in the formation of a family. 

Family is the most significant element of society.  From this unit come the educators, the innovators, and the leaders.  Values are forged in family settings, consciously or not. Families are designed to bring happiness to children, to allow them to learn correct principles in a loving atmosphere, and to prepare them for life.  Parents have the primary responsibility for the welfare of their children.  Ideally the integrity, devotion and resilience learned at home results from a loving and safe environment.  A plethora of virtues including hard work, honesty, determination, and charity are learned at the feet of those who parent us. 

As we seek to positively impact children and young people around use regardless of biological attachment, we support eh structure of family.  This ultimately builds strength of character and gives meaning and purpose to life.  This should be the goal of all governments and societal organizations. 

“There is no keener revelation of a society’s soul
than the way it treats its children.”
Nelson Mandela (1918 -  )

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