Importance of Family | Its Role in our Life
Human is a social animal so, he tends to stay with a company of people.
A family is a personal and basic company in everyone’s life.
It is an essential requirement in life as it determines a person’s mental status, professional life and his behavior in the society around.
A family is just not limited to getting married.
In childhood having parents, brothers and sisters are a family. In adult age having a wife and kids is a family. In old age being taken care of by grown-up kids, their spouses and children is a family.
Also, there is an assumption that women need a family more than a man. But in real life, it is not so. Everyone will need a family for some support in life. Even if one is not married, he can depend on his brothers or sisters family for some support.
Importance of family in life
A family starts with parents for everyone. Loving Parents are living forms of god as they can give unconditional love and support to their children. They steer the child’s life to a great extent in a most beneficial way. Till, a certain age, a child does not know how to eat, bath, talk, behave etc. Parents are the first teachers and guide him on how to do the routine life activities. They also guide him regarding friends and tell him about harmful things and how to avoid dangers.
Importance of family for Health: Having is good for health. One with a family will have good health, i.e., both mental health and physical one too. The people of the family take care of each other out of love and affection. If someone is disturbed, others will console them and help overcome the problem. If it is a physical ailment, then they will aid in getting proper medical care and also be with you till you recover. If you remember, your parents or another family member would have asked you to have food when its time. They would have awakened you from sleep also and even asked you to sleep at right time instead of late nights. So they tell you many things needed for proper health due to their own experiences. Responsibility: A person with a family is more responsible in society. He takes good care of his family and also the society around. He is conscious of people’s perception around about him and his character. So he tries to mend his ways so that society and also his family members’ appreciate him and look at him with respect.
Mental Stability: A person with a family is more stable in life. He is confined to a place most of his life as per the needs of his family. So he can give a good performance in his job or business. Moreover, as we already saw before, he is in good health and fit to perform his duties well. He will have fixed goals in life with regards to himself and his family. So he keeps working towards those goals with commitment. In doing so, he will be stable as it will make him reach his and his family’s goals.
Financial security: By financial security, I don’t mean one will be rich or live an extravagant life. But due to family one can have financial support and stability. In case of need, you have people who will help you. If one is from a poor family still possible, help can be available. Also, you will have people among the family who will guide you into education and bright career to ensure you are financially well off. Children without parents in most cases suffer from poverty.
Support in childhood and old age: One needs proper care and support in childhood and old age. In childhood, children parental relationship plays at a role in the upbringing of the child. Due to parents most of the children avail of proper food, clothing, guidance and also health care. But those who do not have parents suffer a lot. They tend to get into the bad company of friends and even engage their life in illegal ways.
In old age, after retirement one is not able to handle himself well due to physical instability. One may need good care to take medicines in time and also sufficient food and rest. Presence of family helps derive these benefits. Even if not wife, one can have their children to take care of him. So besides pension plans, one should develop a good family for a comfortable life in old age. Even having grandchildren is one of the time passers and helps enjoy life with fun.
Also if both the wife and husband are out on work, grandparents can take of kids at home instead of babysitters.
Happiness: Being a part of a family is one of the factors for happiness. Many argue that people might have a difference of opinions and clashes emotionally due to the family. But still, being in a marriage or having a good family provides happiness. It is in the hands of us to change our family members for a better life. Family life is one of the means to derive happiness filled with honesty and trust.
Guidance: Everyone needs a guide to steer him in the right direction in life. A family is one where one can get this guidance with complete trust and love. Members of the family can guide you without any expectations or benefits in return. They can guide you in career, marriage, health, relationship and other aspects of life. Hence, you can notice those with proper family support from elders would have fewer chances of breakups in marriage.
Strength: Having a loving family gives strength and courage in life. That is the reason why many people from minority community give rise to many kids. They are of the view that having a big family gives an edge in social dealings. Since many countries are democratic, even we can notice that politicians try to value big families for the sake of gaining votes from that family. Also in social life, we can notice people giving more weight to those people coming from big families. The feel of having relationship helps one communicate better and move along well with the society.
Education: Family especially parents educate their children. In fact, the process of learning starts with the parents itself. Mother is considered the first teacher for every child. By experience, they know the importance of education, so they encourage and sometimes force their children to go to school at such a young age.
Those kids without parents tend to be illiterate as they have none to guide them in that direction. But those kids with a family always are pursued to join the school and attend them on regular basis. Many parents treat educating their kids an important duty. So education is initiated and provided by the family.
Spiritual path: Many of us get into the spiritual path due to the family. It is the family who tells us to worship the almighty and got to temples or other places of worship. So the thought of God and the importance of spirituality starts with family.
Thus, a family is very important for pleasant living in this world.