filial duty


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Noun1.filial duty - duty of a child to its parents
duty, obligation, responsibility - the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force; "we must instill a sense of duty in our children"; "every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr
obedience, respect - behavior intended to please your parents; "their children were never very strong on obedience"; "he went to law school out of respect for his father's wishes"
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His bowed head, and her angel-face and filial duty, derived a more pathetic meaning from it than they had had before.
In short, that the very highest and most honourable feelings of our nature, with every consideration of filial duty and affection, and all that sort of thing, imperatively demand that he should run away with an heiress.'
As to his remark about his deserts, it was also not unnatural if you consider that he stood beside the dead body of his father, and that there is no doubt that he had that very day so far forgotten his filial duty as to bandy words with him, and even, according to the little girl whose evidence is so important, to raise his hand as if to strike him.
You respect your elders without question, you are bound by filial duty and you are always forced to think about how your actions impact the larger community aka log kiya kahengay (what will people say)?
Three bickering daughters; a bitter dad who, in a fit of pique, divides his property and power between the cold elder two, who cast him out and drive him to madness; the scorned youngest who is the last to remember her filial duty.
Given William's self-confessed 'aversion to letters' this may have been more out of a sense of filial duty than academic ambition, and he left UCL without a degree, determined, against his father's wishes, to become an artist.
"I deemed it as filial duty and I am happy I have accomplished it," he added.
He even applied the language of Sinic cultural sphere to his relations with the local polities, taking the position of a parent in relations with the local polities and requesting filial duty and civilities from them.
The staff of the restaurant near his usual spot has grown fond of the savvy boy, while a regular buyer touched by his sense of filial duty uploaded his photo on Facebook in a post that has since been widely shared.
There is no harm in saying, 'I love India,' 'I love you Mother India,' or 'Glory to you, Mother India.' But, the problem is, when your devotion is confined only to your mouthing such slogans, and the rest of the day you convert your devotion to acts that do not add up to a faithful son's or daughter's noble love, fraternal relationship and filial duty.
Painful as parts of her story are, Cheng says she doesn't mind repeating it, so long as it helps open the eyes of clients who could find themselves in situations similar to hers, sandwiched by a sense of obligation to their children, a sense of filial duty to care for aging parents, and a desire to keep their own retirement plan on track amid the strain and stress of those other demands.
In the next section I consider how single women negotiate dual understandings of marriage as both a filial duty and a personal desire, and their notions of the ideal spouse.