COLLEGE PARK, MD –
We’ve been on the topic of filial piety for a few weeks now. Given the importance of getting this aspect of life correct, that seems fitting.
Last week, we left off on the note that we must edify our family structures and give our children an emotional home to fit into.
Without doing so, filial piety will consist of token gestures at best. The fulfillment of parental needs will go unaddressed and families will wither away.
They may disintegrate completely or remain in a ceremonial function – either way, real homes consisting of people who invest in each other will not be the case.
Family structures with defined roles and expectations are necessary for real homes to exist – homes in which a mutually beneficial symbiosis exists between parents and children that makes filial piety something natural and achievable.