Expand the respect of the aged in one’s family to that of other families, expand the love of the young ones in one’s family to that of other families. Respecting the old and caring for the young has been among the most cherished virtues since ancient times in China.
Our traditional cherished virtues have been influenced by Western individualism culture, as society has grown more money-oriented and people more self-interested, this virtue gets eroded along with distortion of ethical morality. Look at now, some person callous or disregards his own parents, even shirk responsibility for their aging parents.
It’s true that to reverse the situation is not an easy task, but a laissez-faire attitude will invite even bigger trouble. We must know a simple truth, you reap what you sow. What you deserve that you did in the past.
Therefore, please respect and care for your parents, then feed their spiritual needs.