This post was most recently updated on October 8th, 2017
Human is a social animal so, he tends to stay in a company of people.
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.
Family is just not limited to getting married.
In the childhood having parents, brothers and sisters is a family. In adult age having a wife and kids is a family. In old age being taken care by grown up kids their spouses and children is a family.
Also there is an assumption that women need a family more than 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:
Health: Having is good for health. One with a family will have good health i.e. both mental health and physical one too. The members 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 physical ailment, then they will aid in getting proper medical care and also be with you till you recover. Responsibility: A person with a family is more responsible in society. He takes good care about his family members and also 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.
Metal Stability: A person with a family is more stable in life. He is confined to a place most of his life as per 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 members. So he keeps working towards those goals with commitment. In doing so he will be stable as he knows being so 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 a 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 members who will guide you into education and bright career to ensure you are financially well off.
Support in childhood and old age: One needs a proper care and support in childhood and old age. In childhood, children parental relationship plays a great role in upbringing of the child. Due to parents most of the children avail proper food, clothing, guidance and also health care. But those who do not have parents suffer a lot. They tend get into bad company of friends and even engage their life into illegal ways.
In old age, one is not able to handle himself well due to physical instability. One may need a 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 comfortable life in old age.
Happiness: Family is one of the factors for happiness. Many argue that people might have difference of opinions and clashes emotionally due to family. But still, being in marriage or having a good family provides happiness. It is in the hands of us to change our family members for 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 right direction in life. Family is one where one can get this guidance with complete trust and love. Members of family can guide you without any expectations or benefits in return.
Strength: Having a good 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 from 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 in 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 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 spiritual path due to family. It is the family who tells us to worship almighty and got to a church or temple. So the thought of god and spirituality starts from family.
Thus family is very important for pleasant living in this world.