Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Paying The Father's Debts


I was watching a chinese TV series. There was this family of three. The mother was no more; the father had to bring up his children alone from small; he had one daughter and one son.

The father worked very hard everyday and made a good living. But he had a bad drinking habit. He had a hot temper too. Soon, he picked up gambling and was lazy to work.

The children was old enough to work. The daughter became a nightclub dancer and the son a pirated CD and DVD seller. Both were making a lot of money, but it was never enough to pay the father's increasing debts.

The two of them quietly talked over; they were not happy about what their father had done. But it was their own father who had brought them up from small!

But they could see no hope in the father; he would not change. In fact, his gambling habit had become worse lately. Something must be done, they cried to one another.

I was following the series. I wanted to know whether it had a happy or sad ending. It would be very sad if the family fell apart. But it would be very nice if they could work together as one, and solve their problems.

Though it may just be a TV story, but it does happen in real life, in various parts of the world. We may choose to ignore it and insist that it would never happen to us. But we can never be that sure; there are always uncertainties in life.

As I think of it, the father really must stop gambling. Gambling is not good for him as a family man. He must return to his work immediately or find a new work to support his family and begin to settle his debts. He must turn a new leave and be a good father once more to his children.

And I believe the children must switch their profession too. Working as a nightclub dancer is not good for the young lady. If she is not careful, she may fall into doing more evil. Then there would be no turning back. And it is not good for the young man to doing illegal business; he may be nabbed by the police and thrown into jail.

It only takes a few mistakes, and the family will fall apart. A bad gambling habit, some indecent and illegal jobs, etc can easily bring the family to an end.

It is time to bring the family together on a round table. It is time to talk over before it is too late. It will be sad to see them breaks apart. What would you do if you are related to the family?

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