The first issue on abuse – was more about what is experienced by the victims.
However, we, as individuals, what do we do to our parents/ loved ones? What do we do FOR our parents / loved ones?
Many of us would prefer the parent to be in a retirement home, yes, I do understand that, but, when there are celebrations, family gatherings, how many of us tend to forget the parents who sacrificed so much in order to give the best they could afford ?
That, is abuse! Maybe not the way we think about abuse, yet it still remains abuse.
Somewhere I read that we are the product of our parents, whether they are rich or poor, good or bad, that does not matter, we still have to respect and love them for who thy are.
Today there are so many issues that we, as people, have to deal with. We are inclined to spend much more time on our electronic devices. Children play games on their mobile phones, whilst adults spend more time text messaging. Do we realise that time is limited ? How much time is your life-span ? We tend to forget that we do not control TIME. One minute lost daily becomes 365 minutes lost during a year.
Just take a couple of seconds and THINK what you could have done with the time that you lost, to improve another persons’ life, or an animals’ life.
How , maybe, we could have saved a massacre by someone who needed attention and was probably “crying” out for help, which we did not see or recognise. Is it not time that we, as individuals, parents, siblings, children and friends, start to become more aware of what is happening, be it abuse, or neglect or cruelty, or maybe someone crying out for a little bit of acknowledgement ?