In the history of many nations, respect for parents and older people is the basis for building relationships in society. Older people were revered and respected. They went to them for help and advice, as to the custodians of knowledge transmitted from generation to generation.
Respect for older people is a fundamental principle of a civilized society. It is instilled in everyone from birth: parents in the family, teachers in kindergarten, teachers at school, and remains with the person for life.
Respect for the older generation is brought up from childhood and, first of all, begins with respect for oneself. Man is not perfect. Awareness and acceptance of this fact helps to cultivate a sense of self-esteem. A person who respects himself accepts and loves himself as he is with all the advantages and disadvantages, and will also apply to people around him.
The family should respect and honor the mother and father, because they put a lot of effort and attention into raising their children. Respect for parents is expressed in caring and polite communication with them. This commandment is spelled out in the Bible and must be passed down in the family from generation to generation.
Not everyone, as children, remembers respect for father and mother. Often they themselves do not show proper respect for each other or for their parents. What, then, can be required of a child? And just becoming a parent, we ourselves begin to understand how painfully it hurts a rude word uttered by our own child, and how nice it is when a son or daughter kisses on the cheek just like that.
It should always be remembered that older people have the most valuable life experience. They want to share this experience with us, to suggest what to do in a given situation, but it seems to us that they “read notations.” It hurts pride. But a person who respects elders will not allow himself to make an insulting remark about an elderly person. He will listen to this advice, make the right choice, which will ultimately lead to a favorable solution to the urgent problem.
Respect the old people for their wisdom, because it was not so easy for them. Older people have gone through wars, famines, ordeals, having paid for their own well-being and health today. Therefore, give up a place in transport, bring heavy bags to the entrance, call grandparents. Sincere care and respect will bring joy and warmth to the life of the old man.