The mountain where elderly people were thrown away

Once upon a time, there was a mountain in a village where elderly people were thrown away to reduce the number of mouths to feed. Ichiro, who lived in the village, was a very poor farmer and lived with his mother, wife, and three children. They didn't have enough food so his children cried every day because of their hunger. Ichiro's mother pitied her grandchildren and asked him to leave her at a place deep in the mountain. She thought that the little food that they had should be shared among everyone in his family except her because she thought that she wouldn't live much longer than them. 

One day. he decided to leave her at a place deep in the mountain after much agonizing. When he was walking toward the depths of the mountain carrying her on his back, he noticed that she sometimes dropped petals one by one. He asked her, "Why are you dropping petals?" She answered, "It is because you can get back without getting lost." When he heard that, he realized how deep his mother's love was. He was very ashamed of his attempt to throw his mother away, and went back home with his mother. Though they were poor, they lived together happily ever after.

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  •  In Islam maltreatment  toward  your parents is a big sin . Actually  , anyone who does so  in our society will be cast away  . There is that saying " Heaven  is under the mothers feet  "  and I think that your society  share the same things as us  .  Here elder people are scared icons no one dare to harm them and people usually  tend to lose trust in those who treat their elderly  bad . Ironically any man who maltreats  his parents  won't find himself a girl to marry 

    • Hi, Rosemary. Thank you for your comment. We must take good care of own parents because they raised us.

  • Mother who carries her child 9 months in her bully. Then she feeds , cares and wears him for 12 years. She is

    designed by God to love her son or daughter forever. Nice story, Tam.

     

    • Hello, Tawfeeq. Thank you for your comment.

  • T_T     

    • Hi, Fizzy. Thanks.

  • Sad story, Tam, even if with a good end. The idea itself of getting rid of someone who is old....and worse when speaking about close ones. Omg... My parents are so far now....and no way how to help them even....Such a miserable life of one human...

    • Hi, O.M. Thank you for your comment. Yes, that is a sad story.

  • Hi, Tam, somehow the beginning of the story reminded me a lil bit of a book named 'Two old women' written by Velma Wallis that I've read many years ago. But in that book there is actually more depth to it, because it shows how valuable the elderly can be for a society. Give it a try... ;) 

    • Hi, NotAClue. Thank you for your comment. Nowadays, I feel that respect for elderly people is less.

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