As you Climb the Ladder, Don't Forget Them
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.........This happened two weeks back.... Parked on the side of the road, I was waiting for my wife to come back from a store.
It was taking more time than expected for her to come back.On the side of the road, there was a clinic and saw this middle-aged man very enthusiastically stopping his vehicle. I saw him open the door for his mother and carefully pull out a wheelchair for her.
He made sure that she sat in the wheelchair comfortably and slowly started pushing the wheelchair through the footpath towards the clinic.
There was an obstruction on the footpath and seeing him struggle with the wheelchair, I stepped out of the vehicle and gave him a helping hand. The gentleman turned out to be very polite and thanked me profusely even for such a small help.
On talking to him further, came to know that this gentleman from Coorg who was earlier with one of the leading MNCs in the world in a very senior leadership role and enjoyed his job and his stay abroad. He was based out of Europe then. But recently he decided to relocate to Bangalore to be with his ailing mother and take care of her in her old age.
Though he was well settled abroad he was also very keen to support his mother at the old age though that meant taking a big sacrifice regarding his career.
He thought it was his duty to do so since when he was abroad he immensely dependent on his only sister to look after his mother.
He felt it is his duty now to take the turn and support the family as his brother in-law’s health has also gone down and he decided to step in to be with his mother, to take care of her.
Salute him from the bottom of my heart for the thoughtful decision..
You may be busy with your career/higher studies/your spouse and several other things..But never forget them ..Because they made you what you are today. Not supporting them well in their old age in the name of your own responsibilities is a great sin. Also remember about the other members of the family who looked after them in your absence as you were busy with your own goals and hence sacrificed a lot in their life .
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