Friday Aug 08, 2008

Parent Child Morality

Art does not exist in a vacuum. It is about life and living, after all.

I’m taking an informal poll, and would appreciate your opinion.

Are adult children responsible for their elderly parents? Yes? No?

Is providing care for a parent a duty, ethical obligation, or a deep existential moral need?

Sooner or later, most will confront this issue and these questions. 

This is a profound issue.

I don’t see it as a duty; to me, it’s a privilege to care for those beings that gave me life, nourished me, and took care of me.

Asian cultures have more of a feeling for their filial members than here in the west where everything it seems is disposable.

Posted by poetdiva13 on 08/09 at 09:04 AM from Ojai.

I’m glad to respond to this one. It’s a no brainer. Of course, you must take care of your parents—unless they were monsters.

Posted by Jon on 08/10 at 06:52 PM.

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