after working in the home in kolkata for 2 weeks, a chinese volunteer decided to call his mother in china everyday to tell her he loves her and he misses her
having been working in Mother Teresa's home for the dying and destitute in kolkata as a volunteer for over 10 years, i came across many cases of seniors being abandoned by their children, either we picked them up from the street or they were left outside the door step of our home. but some may be out of good reason, like a poor son couldn't feed himself and his mother and he decided to leave his mother to us, thinking that at least she could get food and care from us. of course there are many more sad cases as what were shown in your programme. as a foreigner living here in india for over 10 years, i think i have only came across 5 indian couples who would teach their children to consider the feeling and care for the well being of the people who are beyond the family circles. i hope and i believe there are many more such couples out there which, unfortunately, i haven't come across yet. what i mean to say is, as parent, especially mothers, if they can teach their children to love, not only himself or herself or parents or family members, but also the unknown others who need love and care, help them to develop and nurture that kind of selfless love, then no children would become selfish and loveless when they grow old. interesting thing is, we volunteers come from different parts of the world, while we were feeding, bathing, washing and nursing the seniors here in this home, we couldn't help ourselves wondering if we can treat those seniors who are unknown to us with such love and tenderness, then why can't we do the same thing at home, to our parents! so, ended up, many volunteers loving their own parents more after working in this home. after working in the home in kolkata for 2 weeks, a chinese volunteer decided to call his mother in china everyday to tell her he loves her and he misses her. there is one chinese saying: "you sow seed of gourd, you get gourd, you sow seed of beans, you get beans." so, you sow seed of love, you won't get negligence, indifference or even cruelty.