Monday, 29 July 2013

Law for the welfare of Elderly

The new law by Chinese government makes it mandatory for family members to visit their elderly parents or risk being sued and face penalties:

Though by passing this law the Chinese government intends to instill in the younger family member the moral and ethical responsibility of taking care of their elderly parents. But can such a law actually make younger generation empathize with their elderly parents and work towards improvement of their well-being? I personally feel that because of the fear of getting sued some may be forced to take care of their elderly parents but they may not be able to empathize and connect with them properly, unless and until they are sensitized to this issue. Government should take some steps towards this step as well.

Please feel free to share your views.

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