Family- The definition of contentment

Marushka Fernandes, IIK Young Reporter
Sunday, July 7, 2019

‘Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.’ This widely renowned quote by Michael Fox not only depicts the motto of every family but also expresses the everlasting spirit and attitude of loyalty and integrity among its members. A family is not only a house of knowledge and wisdom, but it is also a place of immense understanding and morals. However, this is just the tip of the iceberg. The true meaning of a family goes quite in depth and is far vaster and more intricate.

A family is a group of people you can approach or come to in times of need. They will always be by your side during difficult times and will lift you up when you fall. They are the rays of hope that will guide you out of the darkness and into the light. Moreover, a good family is the foundation for the making of a good human being.

The most important thing in the world is family. A family constantly strives to induce the principle of being loyal, trustworthy, and reliable. Moreover, families endeavor to evoke and culminate a sense of being ethical and virtuous in addition to being cheerful and radiant. Of course, every family faces many obstacles and diversions in their journey together. But what truly distinguishes one family from another is their determination and will power to maintain and build their relationships further, regardless of the many complications they might face. The differences amongst family members is what should pull them together rather than tear them apart.

My family loves to cultivate family bonding by going on adventures and escapades. We love travelling to picturesque locations, going to theme parks, and exploring different places together. Our love for adventure adds a bit of spice in our lives is what has pulled us closer to each other and developed our bond to whole new level. It is always fun going to places with people you can rely upon to give you a good time.

In addition to all of this, family also has another distinct meaning. Family means sacrificing for one another. It means not being selfish and self-absorbed and having the will to give up your everything for the people you love and care about. Materialistic possessions should never obstruct or retard the growth of a family. However, in the modern era this seems to be happening a lot. Children get addicted to electronic gadgets and are unable to live up to their own potential and the expectations of a good and ideal family. As a result, the bond between parents and their children weakens thus making chaos inevitable.

Families can strengthen their bond and make it robust and concrete in many ways. Firstly, members of a family need to find a common ground so that they could do things that everybody likes. This prevents any one member from feeling left out or neglected from the other family members. Secondly, family should always spend time for each other. Each member needs to take a break from their normal routines and work on family bonding by talking to each other and understanding each other’s problems and troubles. Lastly, a family should be the abode of love and appreciation for one another. A family should completely shun out impermissible qualities like jealousy and greed and nurture qualities of respect and admiration.

Families are our inspiration to reach great heights and our comfort when we occasionally falter. It is the best thing that anyone could wish for. A family is always there for you during the ups and downs of your life and aspires to give you unconditional love and support. Family is a link to our past and a bridge to our future.

Marushka Fernandes
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