Friday, December 7, 2007

more than parents

No matter where you go or what you do, you live your entire life within the confines of your head. ~Terry Josephson

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use. ~Soren Kierkegaard

I wanted to write this blog about 3-4 weeks back,on the topic I have in mind that is.I was watching the oldie shows that are running on zee cafe for like forever,I've seen full house like 200million times already and its still going on!!And c'mon till whenare we going to see friends reruns?Agreed I'm watching that show at this very second am writing this line but still don't we need newer shows.I'm pretty sure even with the writers' strike in US there are still shows that are gonna appeal to Indian audience,mainly teenage audience I mean.Ok moving on from this T.V. show topic.
I was watching that show and the theme for that episode was that the main character in the show,kevin as the character is called and his friend Paul are two 15years old students.And Paul is down for some reason and he goes to kevins' home and is comforted and made to feel better by kevin's mom.And the episode revolves around how kevin thinks that his friend knows more about his mom than he ever did.In the final scene of the show,he says how the kids see the parents as only parents and not as human beings who have their life too.
Which is what my topic/issue at hand is.
Have we ever seen our parents more than just people to ask money from?Mom to ask food for?Dad to have the car keys?
Do you know what degree your mom has?Or heck what year are they born in?Or what interests does your dad have?Or how they met and how was it at their wedding?
This episode really caught me thinking and I'm pretty sure this post would do the same to you.


  1. Hmm well, it depends from person to person doesn't it? I know how much and where my mom was educated, what year she was born, how my parents met etc. etc. Many other people might know too. And the same can be applied to a vice versa situation. How many parents know their children? Each may know things about the other without really knowing him/her as an individual. Maybe knowing someone is not as important as understanding them.

  2. nice thought but to your last line i would like to say that you cant understand someone be it from parent to children situation or child to parent situation unless you know them and what they think like and whats actually happening in their lives.


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