What has our country come to? mourned one of our friends at a get together organized to discuss the future of our own as well as that of the younger generation .
I think the gen next are more thoughtful than us, made plans for their future while still in college, observed another.
Which meant they had no concern for us who toiled and sacrificed our own interests in preparing them for a career, lamented a father of an only child.’ See, for instance my only son who has gone abroad for higher studies, has married his class mate and the couple has no plans of coming back to India,’ he said.
One reason I could think of is to lead a comfortable hassle free life away from their parents, agreed an elderly parent who too had an only son.
Probably, that’s the main reason for our children preferring to settle abroad , echoed most in the gathering.
I think who ever believes in the saying ‘ blood is thicker than water’ should change it to, ‘Water is thicker than blood’, said a mother of two sons who lived alone in her apartment purchased by them.
I would like to change it slightly butted in another who was silent until then .The new expression should be something like this’ Yielding to Peer pressure is the order of the day’.
Do peers mean relatives or friends? The gathering said in unison.
They may belong to any category , also could be one of the spouses who might have the greatest influence on the other, quipped the youngest in the gathering.
The best thing is to chuckle it away as we do about the country’s future, said the first who initiated the discussion.