Having strong well definedFamily Values family values helps solidify the foundation for a strong, tight knit family. When cultivated long enough this closeness provides a soft place to fall when life doesn’t go according to plan.They are rules or ideals that, as afamily, we agree to live by and stay Strong and consistent familytrue to values are important in building trust and confidence in each family member.
They have come from epics& ancient Indian literature like…
Family Values are important to learn & Keep because we believe from ancient times in
Joint familyIn India the family is the mostimportant institution that has survivedthrough the ages
Joint family – Identical Virtues - - A dominant institution in the life of the individual and in the life of the community
Joint family – Unique Virtues - - Extended family and kinship ties are of utmost importance
Then&NowTraditionally families adhere to apatriarchal ideology (Men is the Head)But now it has changed / is changingHowever the gender role are same astraditional onesThe structure was in the considered to bestrong, stable, close, resilient, andenduringBut now it has changed / is changingA joint family (the preferred family type inthe Indian culture) had three to fourliving generations, including uncles,aunts, nieces, nephews, andgrandparents living together in the samehousehold, members eat the food cookedat one hearth, share a common income,common property, were & are stillrelated to one another through kinshipties, and worship the same idolsBut now it has changed / is changing
Characteristic we still adhere to isExtremely pronatalistic society desiring to have a male child
Typically Males are raisedwith the followingattitudes1. To be assertive,2. Less tolerant,3. Independent,4. Self-reliant,5. Demanding &6. Bossy
Typically Females areraised with the followingattitudes1. To be self-sacrificing,2. Docile,3. Accommodating,4. Nurturing,5. Altruistic,6. Adaptive,7. Tolerant & Religious,8. To value family above all
Dharmai.e. Duty, Vocation, Religion &everything that is considered correct,proper or decent behavior
Bhagvad Gita– Chapter 2, Verse 47 "You have a right to perform yourKarma prescribed duty, but you are not&Parishrama entitled to the fruits of action. Never consider yourself the cause of the results of your activities, and never be attached to not doing your duty."
Charak SanhitaBhootadaya&Prakriti prem In the Charak Sanhita, destruction of forests is taken as destruction of the state, and reforestation an act of rebuilding the state and advancing its welfare. Protection of animals is considered a sacred duty.
Group Discussion1. What Family Values you have learnt from your family?2. How they are Unique?3. How you learnt then?4. In which style you were conveyed?
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