A Touching Story of an Old Father, Son and a Sparrow

In this video an old man is sitting with his young son. There is a sparrow chirping. The old man asks his son ‘WHAT IS THAT? ‘The son answers… ‘Its a Sparrow’. Afer a minute, the old man again asks the same question ‘WHAT IS THAT? ‘The son gets little irritated, but answers ‘I told you its a Sparrow’. Again after a minute the old man repeats the question ‘WHAT IS THAT? ‘ Now the son gets angry and yells at the father ‘HOW MANY TIMES I HAVE TO REPEAT THE SAME THING TO YOU? I AM FED UP!!’

The old man gets up, goes into the house and brings back a dairy. Opens a page and asks his son to read it. The son reads the narration in the page which says, ” Today I went to the park with my 3 year old son. He asked me ‘WHAT IS THAT? ‘ about a sparrow sitting nearby 21 times. I answered ‘ITS A SPARROW’ all the times… patiently. I also gave him a hug every time I answered him. I felt good to spend time with him” Please watch

There were many questions in my mind when i saw this video. I want to share my thoughts with you:

  • Do we forget the love and affection shown by our parents during our younger years once we grow up?
  • Why don’t we realise the day will come when we also be OLD?
  • What makes children neglect their parents when they grow old and in need of attention and love?
  • Why most of the times, old parents pardon us for our inexcusable behaviour?
  • Is it true that the bond becomes weak with years? or does the bond binds strong with distance?
  • Is it true that we tend to ignore/ taken for granted the love of our parents?
  • Do we have to wait for so long…to grow old …. to realise the importance of our parents??? And the question which made me uneasy was…
  • Are we faltering in rearing up our children… not giving proper values of life to them?
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