When we discuss our grandparents, we remember their unconditional and immeasurable love, affection and kindness. Also, their teachings and positive views towards living life, reasonable rules in the family, strictness, politeness are remarkable. They are experienced people and have seen more life than us and tackle every situation in their life span. They can be our best guides to guide us in the tough path of our life.
We all in our past have heard different stories from our elders, especially grandma or grandpa. Some stories are just for fun and some are real historic and related to our origin. We have an emotional bonding with our grandparents and always we are bestowed with their love, care and affection on us. They share a lot of stories about our cultures and traditions which we are unknown. Every family has their history, their life ethics and their traditions which go on and on with different generations. So it can be said that grandparents are the only ones to give knowledge of our cultural heritage.
Cultural heritage is nothing but the intangible attributes and the inheritance of the physical artifacts of a society which is collected from past generations. It includes buildings, books, landscapes, monuments, arts, and artifacts. Intangible attributes mean traditions, languages, knowledge, and also morals.
Normally we are more interested in learning our family history from where we gain more knowledge and have faith in ourselves to know, what is good and what is bad? We all have knowledge of Evil powers and God powers through that we can survive in your life, but to go with good spirit is our point of view which is rooted from our grandparents.
We have a lot to learn from our cultures because it consists of faith, trust, love, care, perfect relation, good, bad, evil minds almost everything. There are many books to read and learn and even the internet plays an important role in giving us a deep knowledge of many subjects, but those are not equal to our grandparent’s explanation. It’s like; only the mother tongue can share the perfect knowledge which brings mental strength to our mind and make us ready to face every situation.
But the major thing which comes between us and our grandparents is a ‘generation gap’ and they are strict with their rules which we could not accept and our digital lifestyle is also unacceptable by them. But if our loving and caring relationship is equal on both the sides we can give respect to their feelings and appreciate their concern towards us.
In some cases, it is possible that we don’t have them with us, but to be with them is a boon to us. This healthy and pure environment is based on our parents. First, they have a strong relationship with their parents and the same will reflect on us. If your parents have no strong relationships with their parents than the possibility arises that we also don’t get bonded with our parents as we learn from them. But mostly grandparents have the love for their grandchildren and they can’t see any of them facing problems either their children’s or grand children’s.
They are the ones who can guide proper time management, good behavior, guest-hosting, respect, social relation, budget fixing, positive attitude, build mental strength. Sometimes they also teach us to stand against wrong and also take us near to nature by explaining the importance of natural things. We didn’t calculate their knowledge and experience. They know many things about life, society, family, and culture. We have to try to learn those good things and do-follow. We want their blessings to live happily in life and live healthy in society. They show the way which we want to follow without any obstructions. The knowledge which we gain from our grandparents will help so ‘Be happy and make them happy.’
We must make a friendly and healthy bond with them and expect the same. In recent days we can observe many old age homes without any concern about parent’s people will join them in those homes. That is not the right way as because of them, we are living happily with our family. So remove that type of thought from your mind in case you have. Our elders are a great gift to us, we have to learn most of the things from them, treat them very nicely and show love towards them.