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01-15-2009, 11:55 AM
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JohnnyReb
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Originally Posted by Belso View Post
But now that you bring it up, His dad was pretty greedy. How fair is it to "control" your 18 year old kid to support the family his father and mother chose to have.
That's an entirely Western way of thinking. In many cultures, perhaps most cultures around the world, the children, especially the oldest sons, are EXPECTED to take care of their parents when they reach adulthood and start making money (or taking care of the farm, or whatever).

The "I didn't ask to be born" argument is childish. Many people believe that you OWE your parents for sacrificing their lives so that you could have yours.

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