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Dispatched thoughts - Parents become more valuable with time

2021-09-29  Olavi Popyeinawa

Dispatched thoughts - Parents become more valuable with time
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Consider yourself fortunate and blessed if you still have your parents with you. 

With all that has been going on in the world for the last two years, still being able to see and talk to your parents is something not to be taken for granted. 

With age and time, they only become more valuable.

As we grow up, many tend to think their parents are old and do not know much, yet they were once our encyclopaedia. 

As young children, we wholeheartedly believe they knew everything. 

There was nothing they did not know; we went to them in times of uncertainty and they confirmed or denied whatever was lingering in our minds.

Then came technology – the machines that we could make to do all kinds of stuff with a push of a button. 

They consumed us, turning us into walking machines ourselves, stripping away most of our humility. 

We just place all our trust and hopes on them. They replaced our real-life encyclopaedias. 

Parents will ask a question or two about these devices that consume us so much, since they may not be able to comprehend all the crazy machines. 

They may ask a question or two, end up messing a thing or two as they learn like we did when we started in life. Just like we learned about life as the years went by, they are learning to deal with some of this new technology. 

They taught us almost everything we know in our lives. The important basics were given to us freely, but do we do the same now? 

When was the last time you took your parents through the internet? 

I am not talking about Facebook and social media but technology that has made our lives easier – like a simple google search or weather-sharing website.

Do they have the latest electronics as you do? We are so keen on upgrading our devices as innovation continues to progress but not our relationship with our parents. 

They ensured to give us all they could manage, placing our happiness as their number one priority. 

Are we doing the same for our parents now? 

I am not saying we should go around buying them fancy devices. There are things they had to forgo as they took care of us; things they loved to do to pass time but could not enjoy anymore; all the stuff they have to pass to concentrate and raise us. 

You were their priority; make them yours now.

A weekend with them without our complicated ever-busy schedules and devices on sight; just us and them, quality time with them, just like they did when we were trying to draw a hut house in kindergarten. 

Just giving ourselves 100% to them once in a while will mean a lot to them. Show some humility towards your parents.

 

Olavi Popyeinawa

Twitter: @olavipopyeinawa

Email: olavipopyeinawa@gmail.com


2021-09-29  Olavi Popyeinawa

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