It is said that the family molds a person. Hence in everything an individual does he or she reflects the other members of his or her family. It is believed so because it is in the family where one first learns to speak, to think, and to act. It is where one is first taught with life’s values, morals, and ethics. It is where one first experience to manage his or her emotions; like how and when to be happy or be unhappy. Therefore, the society judges and blames the family owing to the individual’s misbehaviour and misconduct. This has mostly been the after effect of the problems that the Filipino families face today.
In the many problems that the Filipino families face nowadays, money and liberation of youth are observed to be two of the most common roots. Money being the root of all evil is also the root of disagreement among the members of the family. A common scenario of this includes a married couple arguing due to the feeling of inferiority of the husband when he earns less than his wife. Another scenario is siblings fighting over the inheritance they can claim from their parents. A recent example of money problems in the Filipino family is the case of a Filipino personality making a name in the sport of boxing. He is said to have a feud with his family, with his father in particular, because of mismanaged money. Nevertheless, this story of the Filipino boxer has ended well. Despite the issue being broadcast to the whole world, they still managed to patch things up for their family. This attests that in the Filipino family there are no permanent enemies. They may at times experience a rocky relationship but at the end of the day Filipino families are still a happy family.
Concerning the problems faced because of the liberation of youth, it is assumed to stem from the changing view of society to different genders and the various exposures of the youth to different media presenting sex, drugs, vices, and the like. These bring about coming ‘out’ of...
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