A few weeks back, I saw three old men in different locations. One man was begging, another man sleeping under a bus shelter and another old man, hardly able to walk, was carrying a bathroom weighing machine on his shoulder to the marine drive to earn some money by weighing people. Once again I discussed this with another young man and told him that the children are responsible for the pitiable condition of these old men. He told me in no uncertain terms that these old men were themselves responsible for the sorry state of affairs. These men would have treated their children badly when they were small and therefore the children are not bothered about them now when they are old and helpless.
I can see a very valid point here. If you don't treat your children well when they are dependent on you, the chances are you will be paid back in the same coin when you are old.
This brings me to another related subject and that is starting an OLD AGE HOME. This is a very good business plus you are doing a great service to old people. I know an Indian nurse living in the UK who started a home for the aged in a very small way with the assistance of her husband. The demand soon became so huge that she had to expand in a big way and she started to make big bucks. She minted money and she built palatial houses in UK, SPAIN AND INDIA. Now the home is run by paid employees and the couple is on a permanent holiday all through the year. All that they do is to hop, skip and jump from UK to SPAIN, SPAIN to INDIA and INDIA to UK back again. They only go to UK to count the money. Their two daughters are well educated and married to big business men in India.
Incidentally, I recently read in a news paper that children feel guilty for leaving their elderly parents in old age homes. They are compelled to this because they have to follow their ambitions and build successful careers. What do you think?