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My Idea of a Happy Family


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My idea of a happy family is one in which all the members recognise the individuality of each other's character and personality. No two human beings are alike and although members of one family naturally have many similar traits, each one of them still remains a person with an independent identity. A happy family is one in which all dealings are based on this indisputable fact.

Fathers should not expect their sons to be exactly like them in every way and mothers should not expect their daughters to be their clones. At the same time, children should never forget their duty towards their parents and should always respect and love them.

In a happy family, one expects freedom of speech. Each member should be allowed to give his opinion without hesitation. Of course, certain common rules of action have to be laid down and a code of conduct insisted upon. The experience of one's parents and grandparents should be acknowledged but at the same time elders should be conscious of the generation gap and adapt themselves accordingly. A little broad-mindedness and tolerance goes a long way to ensure healthy, cheerful relationships.

A happy family eats together, prays together and laughs together. All its members believe in the good old virtues of love and sacrifice, and have a sharing, caring attitude towards each other. There is a feeling of togetherness and belonging and a strong sense of loyalty. They stand by each other through thick and thin, and act as pillars of strength in times of misfortune.

So what's your idea of a happy family? We all readers will love to know!

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mrtsupruk1 from Parma Heights, OH on January 19, 2013:

A Very well written hub. My view is that a lot of families fail since they have a lack of family time.

Ruchi Urvashi from Singapore on September 17, 2012:

Great words. Yes, a family that eats and pray together tends to be a happy family.

Sueswan on September 17, 2012:

Hi Swetankraj

" A little broad-mindedness and tolerance goes a long way to ensure healthy, cheerful relationships." So true!

Family members should support each other but respect each others individuality.

Voted up and awesome

Take care :)

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beadreamer247 from Zephyrhills, FL on September 17, 2012:

It sounds more like a fairy tale to me, because in reality you hardly find such family, where there is forever harmony etc. I personally also feel that it is important that within a family you also learn how to deal with differences and struggles and learn to apologize. If you don't learn it at home - where will you learn those things then? Also, being angry and upset is also important for a good mental health, as well as learning how to deal with it in society. The first place to learn all these things should be home.

Audrey Hunt from Pahrump NV on September 17, 2012:

This is exactly how families can live to invite happiness and joy into the lives of each member.

Well done! Sharing and voted up.

Kim Lam from California on July 02, 2012:

I agree- a happy family likes to eat together. :-)

Swetank Raj (author) from India on June 24, 2012:

@SanneL, Thanks a lot for your lovely comments.

@sam209, Thanks for your comment too!

@Junaid, Thanks for your comment and i believe a family is said to be completed when they eats together, prays together and live happily forever and after.

@urmilashukla23, thanks for stopping by and judging it.

@kelleyward, thanks for comment and yes personally i do believe in team power, well said Unity is strength!

@rajan jolly, thank you too for stopping by. I live in a family of four members where me, my sister, dad and mom lives happily. The reason i created this hub to present the sayings of my grandfather which he used to teach me when i was small. Unfortunately he is no more but i still remember his words.

@anil reddy, thanks for your lovely comment! Have a good day.

@pinkhawk, thanks for stopping by and providing a valuable comment and yes its just a try by me and sharing what i learned from my parents and grandparents. Have a good day!

pinkhawk from Pearl of the Orient on June 24, 2012:

If every family will be like this, the world might be the best place to live in... great hub! thanks for sharing your thought. ^_^

anil reddy on May 04, 2012:

nice family are good happyness

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 04, 2012:

Swetankraj, I lived in a joint family with grandparents and uncles(from my both my parents' side) till I was out on my own due to my job which required me to keep moving to different places.

I can vouch for the fact that there is nothing to beat a joint family system. As a child, the guidance one gets from grandparents cannot be got from anywhere else.

Times have changed, joint families are becoming rarer but given the choice, I still would want to live in one.

Great hub. Voted up.

kelleyward on April 04, 2012:

I agree with your idea of a happy family where everyone is accept as they are and works together as a team. Voted up and Shared!

Urmila from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA on March 27, 2012:

Nice concept for happy family! Useful and voted up!

Junaid on March 27, 2012:

Really your quality of thinking is great and such families are great where eating meals together are carried out. Beautifull.

sam209 on March 20, 2012:

This hub definitely caught my eye! Very nice piece! Love your insight my man!

SanneL from Sweden on March 06, 2012:

Excellent hub! To spend valuable time together as a family is very important. To show each other love, and respect each other as individuals, are very important as well. Thank you. You write very well!

Swetank Raj (author) from India on March 03, 2012:

@Ruchira and @Ruchi Urvashi -thanks for reading and commenting too! Hope you liked and enjoyed reading. Its my pleasure, the message i want to throw has landed at its perfect position!

Ruchi Urvashi from Singapore on March 03, 2012:

Great work. Interesting read. Freedom is very important to me and my husband and it helps to keep our marriage strong.

Ruchira from United States on February 29, 2012:

Good ideals of a happy family. Unfortunately with the hustle bustle of life and materialism...families tend to put their near n dear ones second. Love tends to break apart.

Amen to the above ideals.

Swetank Raj (author) from India on February 29, 2012:

@Rolly A Chabot, thanks for your valuable comment and hoped you enjoyed reading it. Have a good time!

Rolly A Chabot from Alberta Canada on February 29, 2012:

Family is so important... thanks for this post.

Blessings from Canada

Swetank Raj (author) from India on January 30, 2012:

@shea duane, Thanks for your lovely comment. and reading too. Hope you enjoyed! Have a great time.

@donnaisabella, Thanks for yours comment too. Yeah i my opinion you should publish it. I will be waiting to read it.Have a good day!

Isabella Mukanda from Fort Myers on January 30, 2012:

Nice piece. It reminds me of a poem (verses) I wrote years back about a 'Happy Family'. I think I should pull it out and publish it!

shea duane from new jersey on January 30, 2012:

Good hub. very open minded.

Swetank Raj (author) from India on January 30, 2012:

@tillsontitan, Thanks for your view into this hub, truly respect your comment and hope you like it! Spending time together with family is the most important thing in the relationship. I do love to keep spending time with mom, dad and brother too.

Mary Craig from New York on January 30, 2012:

Your hub is short and sweet. How true we need to learn to respect each other in our family and spend time together. Nicely done. Voted up.

Swetank Raj (author) from India on January 30, 2012:

@Tonipet, Thanks for your comment and i appreciate it! By reading such valuable comments from hubbers really feels great and it gives me the power for another hub! Thanks for you salute for such families where tradition of eating meals together resides.

Tonette Fornillos from The City of Generals on January 30, 2012:

I definitely agree. Freedom within the family begins with how each member recognizes the individuality of each and everyone. I salute families who value the tradition of eating meals together. Lovely hub!

Swetank Raj (author) from India on January 30, 2012:

@ Movie Master thanks for your valuable comment and yes you are correct that there are many families they don't even eat meals together. Surprisingly but the ratio is 100:10 in terms and count for such families.

Movie Master from United Kingdom on January 30, 2012:

It's surprising how many families don't even do something as simple as 'eating meals' together!

Nice family values here, thank you and voted up.

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