In the days of independence and liberty, the highest contradiction is how do you continue to respect your parents while developing your own independence from them? And, answer is not easy for the question. All said and done, parents are the people who deserve love, respect and honor from their children. Even the 'Bible' asks us to honor corporal authorities, including those of government, masters, and parents. All religious scriptures, despite their linkage with orthodoxy or progressive philosophy, bestow us to respect our parents.
Respecting our parents is a prima facie fact of the world and
everything comes secondary thereafter. The major reason behind why
should we respect them comes from the point that, first they took us to
this world, toiled for our living and comfort, and they are the people
who are always beside us in all good and bad circumstances. No
relationship could be so pious and loving, than that of a parent and
Ramayana, a Hindu religious and moral treatise, proclaims respect and
honor to our parents. The leading character Ram was an obedient son and,
in pursuance of honoring his parents, he had to sacrifice a lot and he
did all. Also, offering honor to others is a benevolent act and if they
are our parents, it becomes more all the more important. They feel
special and that they have been rewarded for all the good deeds they
did, towards our nourishment and care.
Ideas for Honoring Parents
There are hundreds of ways to show your respect and honor your parents.
However, you should remember that honor is not without love. Honor
includes love and care and you can show your love by caring for your
parents a lot and showing them that they are special to you and you are
grateful to them for bringing you up and making you an adult. Given
below are some ways to show your parents that you respect them like God
and you are grateful to them.