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Like Judaism, in the Hindu tradition it's expected--and even an honor--to continue to revere the elderly as they become incapacitated with age. We don't see this normally in the US... here, it's casual and sometimes expected to send your folks to a retirement center/home. It's interesting how much wisdom is passed up when we discard our elders, as if they're a burden to our busy lives. Really though, is it worth getting mom and pops off our shoulders just to continue with our careers?

That's what this entry made me think about--thanks!