mohammed alqarni Traditional Values or Changes Perspectives Traditional values and norms are always important within the society where parents form an important part of the children’s responsibilities as they grow old. However, now there are changes opinions and circumstances within the society leading to changes perspectives about the role and duties of children towards their parents as they grow old. “What Do Grown Children Owe Their Parents?”, Jane English goes against traditional values by arguing that grown children have duties to their parents only if they are on friendly terms with them—and even then duties to parents are not stronger than duties to friends. On the other hand, Christina Hoff Sommers mounts a defense of traditional values.
When my parents told me they were pregnant I was unsure and skeptical about the news. I thought having a another younger sibling would be nice but I also thought a lot of my parents attention would have to go to the baby leaving less time for me to do the things I want to do. As time went on i’ve grown onto the fact that we were
Exercising Autonomy: people have a right to control their lives and choose their own means of dying. The idea of autonomy, which literally means self-rule, is a foundational component of a free society. So long as my actions don’t harm others. A criticism of this argument is that, while autonomy is an important moral ideal, no one has full autonomy. Our actions are always restricted by competing interests of society.
My marriage to him was pre-decided by my family, organizing my life without asking me about it. This made me want anything other than to meet you, but i was forced to for my future and well-being. I was not one to easily fall in love, with my personality and lazy efforts love was not easy for us to achieve, but as Hamlet Snr stayed with me and constantly showed affection for me, i found myself, unwillingly but truly falling in love. Although i have told you before, i again am sorry for all the stress that I had put you through before our marriage. I still remember the day that we met, standing face to face, a whisker from each other, your parents behind you and mine behind myself.
Autonomy of Marriage Growing up in an affluent and conservative family, my parents have always instructed me to find a mate with a matching social status. However, my family never restricted my brother and sister to marry who they love, which unfortunately either of them has done, provided they find their mates to be fitting their personalities and family status. During the classroom discussion on this issue, although I had some frictions with my original views, my central claim—parents should not control children’s marriage, but children themselves should exercise discretion. My parents’ view has also shaped my view on this issue. I believe parents should not control over whom their children marry, but the children themselves need to exercise discretion on whom they want to mate.
In life we sometimes get sucked into doing things that are not what we originally want for ourselves. We do this things to please our parents, or in hopes of reaching a more stable living condition. However as a result, we most times lose sight of what makes us as individuals happy. In the novel Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng, the character Marilyn changes the way she pursues her life as a result of social norms but ultimately regrets the changes she made. Choosing a career is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life however for Marilyn, her dream of becoming a doctor was not supported.
They believe that as long as a person were to choose goals that give direction to one 's own life and believes that the goals are valuable and worth pursuing, life will have meaning and value. It is understood that the meaning of life is a choice made by each individual, even if one were to believe that there is a higher power who granted destiny, one would also need to commit to these thoughts and actions internally. Kierkegaard states that life gives one the option to choose their own expectations of life. He believes that finding something that is worth living or dying for is the beginning of life. We are unable to commit ourselves to a meaning that we find through a divine or otherwise powerful force unless we commit to something internally.
Some say we conform for survival, whereas others say it is not. Conformity can be loosely described as the change in behaviour, belief, perception or opinion as a direct result of an illusory or existent group pressure which is then consistent with group norms (Southerly, n.d.). There are 3 main types of conformity: Compliance, Identification and Internalisation. 3.2.2. Compliance Compliance is when you publically act or agree with a group’s or person’s opinion or belief while privately disagreeing or slandering that same belief.
There are people who argue that everything in life should be set for you and you should follow those rules no matter what. Some strict parents are known for this kind of thinking. They may believe that since they have been living longer they know what’s best for their children, an in most cases they may be right but the end of the day the child is gonna have to make the decision on their own despite what the parents said. The child is gonna have to be their own individual and make their own decisions and come up with their own plans and methods of getting by in life, they’re gonna have to become individuals. Individualism is a vague topic especially when talking about other people.
I believe every case is different regarding a child’s duty to care for their aging parent(s). If a parent is without options and needs support, I believe it is a moral good to tend to the needs of his/her parent, until another option becomes available. On that note, I do not think it should be the child’s sole responsibility when there are other choices that can be made. If a child has maintained a positive relationship with his/her parent(s), the child should continue to keep that relationship, regardless if they care for them, or not. I believe you can be a caregiver for your parents without living with them, and/or enduring the financial burden.
There is a huge controversy going on about this but I would make it to where it cannot happen. I know some people may be upset about this but some couples of the same sex want kids and I feel that the kids would be hurt worse. My reasoning for this is because I believe that a child should be raised in a home where his/her mother or father. If his/her parent or not together they should know they have a mother and a father, not two moms or two dads. My opinion is raising a child up in that type of atmosphere would have them confused and they will think that it is the right thing to do, which is not.
The personal conflict between upholding ones claim for personal autonomy and coinciding to the wider communities expectations is something that those living in a free western society might struggle to comprehend. As a result of this battle of wills, tensions subsequently and inevitably arise between these two factions. We find that tensions arise between individual autonomy and the obligation to conform to community expectations are as a result of clashing of incompatible moral and ethical principles. Personal freedom of choice and beliefs, rights, and the desire to be accepted are the main causes of these tensions. These opposing principles can be categorised as communitarianism and individualism.