Filial piety — it’s the bedrock of every Asian household.
From the moment we utter our first words and learn to crawl, we’re taught to respect and take care of our parents and elders. And in many households, this is not a request or suggestion, but rather a demand and an expectation.
Scientists have found that love and respect from children can help parents live longer.
A recent study published in Aging & Mental Health has established a correlation between mortality risk in elderly Chinese Americans and aspects of filial piety, the Chinese virtue of respect for one’s parents and elders.
A 10-year-old boy in east-central China broke down in tears when his mother turned down his attempt to buy her a diamond ring.
The scene, which was caught on video, took place inside a jewelry store at a shopping mall in Tianmen, Hubei province on Monday.