A person’s political philosophy is said to be his or her views about such topics as liberty, law, property, justice, and the like. Many have strong political philosophies in life and are quite vocal about it while some choose to keep mum and quiet. This doesn’t mean however that the quiet ones do not have their political philosophies.Continue Reading
Forgiveness – the Key to Inner Peace
With or without any religious association, forgiveness is said to be the key to inner peace. Bearing a grudge or harboring bitterness in one’s heart for a fault committed by another is one of the reasons for the elusiveness of peace. The failure or rejection of forgiveness is also known to wreck havoc on the health and well-being of people.Continue Reading
Marriage is entered into by two people for varied reasons but the most common are the desire to commit exclusively to one person and the desire to create a family with children. The arrangement is deemed beneficial to couples and the resulting offspring since marriage provides for the mechanisms and the processes within which partners and children can function effectively as a unit of society. However, most couples enter marriage with two entirely different marriage values and philosophy.
A marriage philosophy can be developed from a person’s exposure to the marriage set-up of his/her own parents. Like it or not, the parents’ marriage or at least how it appears to be can affect how children develop their own idea of marriage. Society and the surrounding environment also plays a big role in the formation of values and beliefs.
Marriage essentially requires commitment to work but the level of commitment will vary depending on the importance placed by each individual on marriage. Some see marriage as an absolute commitment while others view it simply as a means to achieve other goals in life. The lesser the commitment, the easier it is for partners to part ways.
The high rate of divorce and marital separation that has been observed in many parts of the world will reveal the decrease in the level of value placed on marriage. Even countries who have very strong marriage traditions against separation in place are unable to prevent it from happening. This simply underlies the fact that two people will only stick together if they so do wish. When marriage philosophy is founded on true commitment and acceptance of the accompanying responsibilities, couples usually have more chances of surviving together.
Parenting philosophy is essentially how a parent sees as correct child-rearing. It includes all the beliefs and knowledge formed from experiences and learning. It is how a parent envisions a child growing up under his/her care. Who determines therefore whether a particular parenting philosophy is correct if it is a matter of personal view?
Setting aside personal parenting philosophies first, let us first consider the general philosophies which most sound parenting philosophies are more or less based on. These are the basic truths that no parent should disregard. When these are taken into consideration, parents are able to come up with philosophies that will not only be beneficial to themselves but to their children as well.
1. Parents and children are both entitled to respect. They may have differing views, opinions, and behavior but parents will have to understand that control is not tantamount to respect.
2. Discipline has a place in a family and a home for without it, chaos arises. Parents need to differentiate between discipline and violence for they are not the same.
3. Parents have the responsibility of teaching their children the basic skills to help to help them cope with life. This responsibility is not passed on to others especially when it is difficult to perform.
4. Parents need to give time to be with their children, and be there for their children. Given the different circumstances of parents, this is expected to be performed in the best possible way as individual circumstances will allow.
5. Parents have to know their children and be sensitive to their needs. This is only possible when time has been given to attain it.
People sometimes tend to carry over the philosophies of their parents, whether intentionally or not. Some would like to be the exact opposite of their parents. Each parent is entitled to form his or her own philosophy with the underlying motive of finding the best way to raise up a child into becoming responsible adults.