Originally Posted by cute fuzzy bunny
Sure. Just because someone doesnt treat you the way you'd like them too doesnt mean you have to reciprocate.
I know a lot of people whose parents werent very good to their kids, but their kids still took care of them when they aged. Perhaps by some perspectives they've become better people than their parents were.
It probably depends on what "weren't very good to their kids" really means, but they sound like saints. You think if I ask nicely that these nice folks will take care of me in my dotage, too?
We're pretty content with the idea that treating our own kids the way we would have preferred to be treated qualifies as being "better people than our parents were".