Angry at the Selfish People in our Society
I am just unbelievably angry at the selfish people in our society who have no compassion for the elderly and constantly want to pound home their schtick that they deserve their own lives rather than helping their sick and aged parents.
These are the same people who insist on taking care of 4 dogs and can remember to go take the dogs for their teeth whitenings and flu vaccines but they can't do one tiny thing for elderly parent because god forbid, it would interfere with their "own lives". They are the ones who make sure they block out weekends for their jaunts to their vacation homes and make sure their nice upscale lives are filled with entertainment and trips.
I am angry because I constantly get negative feedback from these people about how I shouldn't take care of my parent and how I should put her in a facility so I can live my own life. I had a very good life before my parent got sick and old and it was all due to the fact that my parent sacrificed so much for me to receive a good elementary and high school education which enabled me to be able to get scholarships to go to college. without my college education I know that as a single woman I would not have been able to afford my own home and many nice amenities such as a pool membership, a nice car and so forth. My parent's sacrifices gave me this good start in life.
I may be temporarily putting my life on hold but that is a VERY small price to pay for everything she did for me. After she is gone, I know that a nice life waits for me to return to, so I am at peace right now even if I am making some temporary sacrifices. The gist of this post though is to underscore the rampant selfishness out there. I am aghast that so many people continue to bear children when it is obvious that most adult children do not care about their parents' infirmity and old age and would rather not be bothered with it. I am speaking the truth.
There are only a very small minority of adult children out there who rise to the occasion and help their parent. The rest of them are selfish to the core. I hope I hear from some of them and hear them try to tell me (for the millionth time) that they deserve their "own lives". P.S. Get rid of the 4 stupid dogs too.