Sacrifice

Went through this article today and it got me thinking. What would I do if my child died for an unworthy cause? Would I fight the unworthy cause? Would I kill myself? Would I be strong for my wife and family? Would I get into a depression?

After becoming a father these question hit you with a force that knocks the wind out of you. It is now my life’s ambition to watch my daughter grow into a woman (previously it was to own a Ferrari). To the parents who have to endure watching their children die before they do, I just don’t know how you pull through.

What about the parents who deliberately kill their children? I think they should be executed. A child comes to this world and places his/her complete trust in you and you betray it by killing the child? No. I have no sympathy for such people. They should summarily be executed.

Is that harsh? Yes. To each situation there is no black or white. There are always shades of gray. Why does a poor Indian farmer kill his newborn daughter? He does so because he wants a son who will grow up and help him with his farm. He does not expect a girl to help him. That is not murder but ignorance and such a person needs to be taught the reality and not the pseudo-reality from the last 50 years.

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