Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother

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Written by Gary Wonning

The  fifth of the Ten Commandments  has  been forgotten in today’s world. 

How many of the young people of today honor this commandment? 

Many don’t. I know it’s been said of every generation, but more so than ever people no longer respect each other and particularly those who are our elders.

It was drilled into us to respect our elders, especially our parents and grandparents, regardless of what they did, and we were reprimanded when we didn’t show respect.

That didn’t mean we agreed with them all of the time or approved of everything they did and said.

It meant that we respected their opinion and would consider what they believed and why they believed it. Their life experience meant something to us, and it was a manner of common courtesy.

We may have been thinking it for a short time, but we would never have said what some say to their parents today.

Of course, they were quick to remind us that we weren’t dry behind the ears yet, and when we grew up, we would think differently. 

Maybe that is where we went wrong, we didn’t remind them that they were young and inexperienced in life, soon life would teach them differently.


Society has taught us to be extra sensitive to others feelings, so sensitive we have neglected to be tough when we needed to be, for their own good. 

Just another indication of how political correctness is destroying our way of life.

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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