Translation: Revere your Mother as God, Revere your Father as God, Revere your Teacher as God.
Well somehow, ‘Revere your Mother as God’ seems to be more popular.
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Calling Mothers as Gods, sets unrealistic expectations on mothers to always be happy, emotionally and physically strong, juggling baby care and other chores like a pro, not take help and manage everything single-handedly, make never-ending sacrifices, be available 24/7 to the child, to instinctively know when the baby might fall sick or fall off the bed so that it can be prevented. It presumes that as soon as the…
Have you come across a situation where someone was a victim of emotional abuse and was invalidated with a “Why are you remembering old incidents, why don’t you just Forgive and Forget and snap out of it ?”.
A lot of us, well-intended, might have given such advice to people without understanding the implications of such toxic positivity. Ever wondered why people subjected to emotional abuse almost always cannot forgive and forget?
Before getting into the details, let us look at a few basic definitions.
What is Mental Health?
‘Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects…
It was the beginning of 2017, I was a few months pregnant and living with my 7-year old first son.
I was constantly worried that my baby(still in the womb) might turn out abnormal after birth. I was convinced for no reason that he would turn autistic, or would be born without a hand, or suffer a serious disease within a few months after birth. Despite all the scanning reports showing a normal baby, my worries wouldn’t go away. When I couldn’t stop worrying about it, I told my husband about it and he said “God is there, he’ll protect…
A fox was walking by.
He sees grapes in a vine.
He thinks “The grapes look sweet, I may quench my thirst by eating them”.
He jumps a few times to reach it, but all his attempts fail.
He leaves telling himself “The grapes were sour anyway”
Moral: “It’s easy to despise what you cannot have”
Let me ask, how many of us understood the moral of the story? While the entire story revolved around how the fox tried various attempts to get the grapes and finally when he couldn’t, he left with despise, did the final one-line moral “It’s…