Importance of Family in Our Life

Not everyone out there can imagine life without a family. Barring a few unfortunate individuals, for most of us our family is an integral part of our lives. No law in this world can defy this fact. The moment you enter this merciless world, where each man is for himself, there are some near and dear ones out there who leave no stone unturned to ensure your happiness.

Let’s face it; we are nothing more than a perishable object, without someone taking care of us on our arrival in this world. Despite all the odds, your family will take care of your wellbeing, and try their best to provide you the greatest comforts in the world. They will also protect your dignity and make sure that your boat sails successfully to the shore, irrespective of the odds in life.

It doesn’t require a sharp memory to recall those days, when your parents must have spent sleepless nights to ensure that you feel homely, get well or ease your burden. No one out there, except your family must have forgiven the endless number of blunders you must have committed in your life. Apart from teaching you forgive and forget lessons, they must have always been there for you, when you needed them the most.

The values and coaching passed on to us from our family members will stay there guiding us for the rest of our lives, thereby ensuring our growth and survival in the society. It won’t be an understatement to claim that our family is the first institute where we were taught how to cope up with the physical world. In fact, psychologists state that a child learns most of the things in life from his family. After all, we all inherit some qualities from our parents.

Right from changing the diapers when we could barely stand on our feet, to supporting us with a responsible shoulder for tear shedding, our family members stand by us like a rock solid force compelling us to face the world courageously, even during times of adversity. Goes without saying, the family is the most important force responsible for shaping our personality.

Even when we migrate from one place to another, we carry our family values with us. In fact, our family is responsible for our identity. Remember, the world knows you by your actions and not by your intentions. Whatever we have learned from our family over the years serves as a basic premise for our actions in life. As such, individuals with extended family enjoy more benefits over a person who decides to lead a solo life. A person with a family receives an emotional edge, which often results into his success in life.

During hard times, everyone in the family including you benefit due to the extended relationship, especially during events such as death, accident and so on. Also, the joy associated with success or any other happy moment magnifies when our family is around. Everyone out there is able to reap the benefits of one person’s success, whether it’s your birthday, a new business venture or any other milestone in life.

While technology has certainly helped families stay in close contact with each other, can it replace the feeling that one receives after hugging his/her child or can it serve as an ideal barter for a pat on the back? Whatever the case may be, the significance of family is incalculable!

3 comments

  1. Lornito Mahinay Jr Reply
    September 20, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    I quoted you in one of my online post for citing some of the sentence. Hope it's okay. Thanks! 🙂

  2. Anonymous Reply
    November 14, 2012 at 7:15 am

    nice article

  3. Dr. Evil Reply
    October 20, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    The details of my family life are quite inconsequential … Very well, where do I begin? My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low-grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a 15-year-old French prostitute named Chloé with webbed feet. My father would womanize; he would drink; he would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes, he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy. The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament … My childhood was typical: summers in Rangoon … luge lessons … In the spring, we'd make meat helmets … When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds — pretty standard, really. At the age of 12, I received my first scribe. At the age of 14, a Zoroastrian named Vilmer ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum — it's breathtaking … I suggest you try it.

    1/10, not evil enough … try asking for at least one million dollars next time.

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