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Do you owe your parents for the gift of life?

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Do you owe your parents for having you and taking care of you when you were growing up?
Yes - W/out them I wouldn't be here, so I should do everything I can to pay them back
Yes - I will take care of them when they are older, but right now I am my own person
No - I am my own person, I will take care of them out of the goodbess of my heart, but I don't feel obligated to
No - Screw them, I didn't ask to be here. They made me themselves and they should be responsible for me, not the other way around.
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KennEH!
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8:45 pm, Sep 24 2008
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I've had major problems with my parents, not just in teenage years but like since I was four. I do respect them for what they did and bringing me into the world, but there has just been things that made me lose my trust and a bit of respect.

daed
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8:49 pm, Sep 24 2008
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my dad was a bit a manipulative, cheating schmuck and long story short im a little amblivent towards him. my mom, though she can get on my nerves like no other, definately get's the respect.

meroko123
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8:50 pm, Sep 24 2008
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i voted the no-screw them. they dont even feel like my parents anymore, well my anyway. if i ever have kids*laughs*, i wouldnt expect them to owe me anything or take care of me when im old or decrepid

takeva
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8:52 pm, Sep 24 2008
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I love both my mommy and daddy. I turned out weird but that has nothing to do with them. I want to be able to give to my mommy and daddy like how they gave to me!!! biggrin

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Keneko
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8:57 pm, Sep 24 2008
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Well, I can't say I'm grateful for them having me...I mean I haven't had the best life, maybe not the worst but not the best.
like First day of the summer holidays I found out my parents were getting divorced and my dad was dating a prostitute.
cry eek
even now he doesn't call or text and he only takes me out when my mum shouts at him.
But my mum pushes me too much, ("an A? AN A?! Where's your A*?) so in other words, my dad can get put in a old people home, mum can go to a expensive one. biggrin

Kratos330
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8:57 pm, Sep 24 2008
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I'll take care of them, but i won't "owe" them anything.

Walrothetacoking
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9:04 pm, Sep 24 2008
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My parents are real cool. We've always gotten along perfectly fine. I owe them a lot.

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Emberlene
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9:05 pm, Sep 24 2008
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Quote from Kratos330
I'll take care of them, but i won't "owe" them anything.

Same here. I'll take care of them when they're really, really old because if I don't, I'll feel too guilty, but I won't think I owe them anything.

Saexel
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9:08 pm, Sep 24 2008
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It depends. While I don't think you should take care of them primarily because they gave you life, but you should do it if they raised you well and you love them. Personally, I would, because they're awesome and went through a lot of trouble just to support and raise me and my siblings.

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Rainy Days
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11:44 pm, Sep 24 2008
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I'll take care of them...
When they're old, can't chew nor sane enough to judge me and I can actually take care of myself.

Love them. <3

AX
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12:01 am, Sep 25 2008
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Wow, old thread. Anywho, I exist because of a broken prophylactic and the morals of a catholic upbringing, 19 years later I have two families and 4 siblings (none of which are wholly blood related). That aside, in their own clumsy way I suppose my parents each tried to raise me best they could. I'll take care of my mother because she needs me, but not my father because he wouldn't want me to. Also lets face it, old folks home are where people go because they just aren't loved enough, or "don't want to be a burden", which is dumb because they are old and weak and you can just carry them home with you. Honestly if your parents need you and your able, but you abandon them, your just selfish.

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GenForrest
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12:21 am, Sep 25 2008
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normally i am an understanding and caring guy, but unfortunately i cant help but feel that some of you should have been aborted. My god, i didnt grow up in a "loving" family, my parents always fought, divorced and lived with my father and stepmother, who doesnt really like me, after my mother died, and i always felt unneeded, or unwanted, in my family. But you know what family is still family, even if you may hate or detest your parents they still brought u into this world, whether or not they "deserve" it or not, they should be treated with at least minimal respect. for those of you whose parents feel that you didnt do good for yourself y dont you take a look at your life, and where u r, do you feel you did the best you could? do you feel that you did all you? or are you just trying to project your own mistakes and problems on them and blame them for your own s**t? if you felt that u did the best you could and are happy with how ur life turned out than ignore their comments. yes its sad u didnt have a perfect life but it could have been worse, grow up and if you just ignore them and let them die alone arent u just perpetuating the same thing they did to you? so in essence u say how horrible they were to u but u r doing the exact same thing therefore u r no better than them. Even if i didnt have a perfect life, i will still take care of them if and when the time comes, its a matter of principle and it also means that my evolution has at least progressed to the point above greed and selfishness.

of course there are exceptions, look at serial killers, rapists and other forms of extreme evil, however, those people should still be shown compassion at least equal to a dog and pitied, of course i also come from the thought process that compassion means if the dog cannot function correctly and would hurt itself or others than it should be put down.

whatchamini
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12:45 am, Sep 25 2008
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well i am still at home, and i totally can't wait to get outta here, but not cause i hate my parents or anything i just dont like being dependent and i think they are getting sick of me, so i am off to college next year lol im starting in jan at a local one but im going across the country in a year so ill be free then

but i do feel very much indebted to my parents and although my dad was a jerk a lot of my life, i know he always wants whats best for me and my mom has always been my best friend, so yeah ill take care of them when they are old bigrazz

Raeryn
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12:46 am, Sep 25 2008
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I chose the third option, I don't feel anyone has any obligations to another person. I am grateful to my parents for all they sacrificed and how well they raised me. Because of the way I was brought up, I am the type of person who would choose to take care of them if need be. I have already helped my mom out by paying off her mortgage, buying her a car, and paying some of her bills when she needed some help (she's on perm. disablilty and her soon to be ex-husband is in and out of work so he's not helping out much). These are things that I chose to help with and not something I felt that I had to do and I know that my help is appreciated and not expected.

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tailor31415
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12:59 am, Sep 25 2008
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I would take care of my parents, but not because they treated me well, especially since I never see one (divorced) and my mom says she wished she never had me....
T^T but I'll still take care of her ^^

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