Filial Piety Research Paper

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Imagine the government forcing you to visit your parents, just because of a law, even if you don’t want to visit your parents or elderly. Filial piety laws, like this, actually exist in 32 states across the US,and other countries such as China. Filial piety is showing respect to your parents or elderly in ways that include visiting them, inviting them to your house, and emailing or messaging them every day. Elderly parents have recently complained that their kids are neglecting them and don’t care about them. A 73-year-old parent sued her daughter and her stepson of self-neglect in China. Due to this and several other cases, China had decided to make filial piety a law and have strongly encouraged people to visit and respect their parents. I don’t think filial piety should be a law in 2018 because I feel like human beings are capable of doing filial piety without a law. Everyone, I think, has the conscience to visit, or respect their parents or their elders. An article about filial piety from the New York Times states that a 26-year-old young man pushed his disabled…show more content…
When you pass a law it takes a lot of time. From the official government page of China, I have figured out how China puts their laws to use. First, you need to have a draft of a law, then you need to present it to a group of people and more than half of the group has to agree with you on the case. Then you need to write the case down and announce it to the public. For a law that I think makes no sense, this is a lot of time to spend on the law when you could be working on other things, such as childcare and wildlife protection. That’s not even including the disagreements that could happen and all the editing that takes place while they’re trying to make the law. Therefore if filial piety is a law the process would be relatively slow, and it would waste a lot of time to pass this
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