– is what I am right now.
Yesterday “Someone” suggested in a very subtle manner that I can consider sending my parents to an old age home to help them cope with the loneliness. Thats because they don’t have any son to look after them. “Someone” even cited certain “real life” examples where such old people have admitted to be happier in old-age homes. It got me burning me with rage. I might not be the perfect daughter to my parents, but I am not bad enough to let them rot in an old-age home. They gave birth to us(now I know the pain and emotions involved in the process of giving birth), took good care, invested all their money for our future, and have always prayed for our well being. Do we leave them on their own in a place where there is nothing for them to relate to? How would they survive living amidst strangers who have no personal interest in keeping them alive and happy? Would our parents ever send us away to some orphanage, just because they might be having shortage of time/money? Are we such worthless people that we can’t take care of our own parents??? I am angry at myself for being in a position where “someone” is able to tell me such a horrible thing. Being a daughter does put me in a weaker spot as per the society norms, but it doesn’t take away my feelings and responsibilities as a child.