Welcome to THEJNSREPORT’S: Family & It’s importance : A personal reflection
Recently, while out one night with friends reminiscing on our childhood upbringings one by one, I began to realize something I was told many times by my parents. It was in the end of a family meeting after attending church. the topic of conversation was the importance of family. At the time I just wanted to be a kid and play video games or watch TV, not sit in a “family meeting”. Now looking back I’m truly blessed to have the family that I have.
The social fabric and foundation of a sound and healthily functioning society starts with family. Family in all it’s variants is a bond beyond anything material or temporal. I’ve often taken mine for granted and as I’ve aged, begun to realize and understand that the time given to us isn’t to be taken for granted.
It is for this reason I feel for friends of mine who have none or have lost all the family they had. The sadness and emptiness gets channeled often times into vices that are harmful, depressing, and cyclical/habitual. However, I’ve also met people who have negative vices because of their family. Even still I’m grateful to God for my family and all its imperfections.
This goes out to all my family far and near and those I don’t know who are my family. At the end of the day all of us Human Beings are “Family”. What happens when family is broken? Youths go out and join gangs in search of the familial bond. Morals and values get twisted and construed to whatever associations people from broken families and homes can find or conjure up on their own.