The family is our first introduction to this physical world.
It is also our blueprint that gives us our genes, ancestral experiences and earthly ties.
Family means so much more than a nice weekend dinner. It can be a deep source of nourishment and spiritual meaning.
There are so many reasons why family is important. Here are the top 16.
16 reasons why family is important
1) The family teaches you the values that guide you
Family is not all sunshine and roses: but, for better or for worse, it teaches you the values that guide you.
Psychologists agree that our early childhood experiences and observationsour parentsdo more than just about anything to shape the person we are becoming.
The family is our first school: Here we learn who we are, where we fit in and what we can contribute to the world.
It is here that we are faced with unique challenges, rewards, and situations that will later help us learn to navigate the outside world.
Our parents, guardians or relatives who raise us have more power than anyone else will have for the rest of our lives.
They can shape our minds and hearts in powerful and lasting ways.
2) When the time comes, the family is there
Some families are more supportive than others, but for those blessed with a loving and supportive family, the benefits are numerous.
On the one hand, the family is present when others supportsystems fail.
Maybe you are sick, but you don't have the strength to drive to the clinic? The family arrives...
Perhaps you need a break from work and are having a nervous breakdown, but don't know how to make up for lost income? family is here...
To the best of their ability, families are doing what they can to support those in their immediate and extended networks.
This is very different from much of the outside world, where a lot of things are based on transactions and money.
As written by Emmaline Soken-Huberty:
“When life gets tough, people need support. This could be emotional and/or financial support.
"Someone going through difficult times will turn to family when they trust them to offer encouragement and love."
3) A strong family life promotes economic stability
One of the main reasons the family is important is that families are the economic unit of well-functioning societies.
This can be a controversial statement, and many cultures have different ideas about what constitutes a family.
But what I mean here is that a group of people, often blood relatives, who stick together through thick and thin is vital to the commerce and business of a community.
They are havens of trust and reliability and provide a reliable foundation from which society forms and expands.
The family sends the children to school and works local jobs.
The family goes shopping at the supermarket and supports local businesses.
The family invests in their community and stays there for a long time.
This is what makes the family such an important cornerstone of economic life.
4) Families encourage healthier eating habits
This one will make some readers raise their eyebrows, but insomeIn some cases, the family can encourage healthier eating habits.
This is especially true for family units that still sit around the table and prepare a home-cooked meal.
Slow cooking, thinking and planning a meal has really positive effects.
It's even better if someone in the family is health conscious or knowledgeable about nutrition and mindful cooking with the goal of making you both healthy.Ydelicious food.
"Families that eat together have healthier diets across all age groups, including breakfast, lots of fruits and vegetables, and less processed foods."comments michele meleen.
"These healthy food choices create a foundation that will last for teens up to five years later," she adds.
5) The family offers moral and spiritual support
In a world that can be cruel and coldFamilyit is the backbone upon which we can build.
It offers moral and spiritual support when the world seems indifferent, indifferent, or even spiteful to us.
Our mother and father, relatives or legal guardians, have the responsibility of raising us.
They didn't do it for the money and their love is real.
Even the most complicated families have some kind of bond, and that bond is something we can fall back on when the going gets tough.
The spiritual lessons provided by the family can also last a lifetime.
Hearing from people you respect and love about the experiences, beliefs, and values that have shaped and guided their lives can be a profoundly valuable lesson.
6) Family offers unconditional love
Some families put conditions on love. But essentially, family is about unconditional love.
It's about people who love you for who you are and who you could be.
People who see the best in you, even when you fail and suffer when you let yourself and others down.
These are people who truly want the best for you and will do whatever it takes to make that happen.
Sometimes doing what they can is as simple as telling them you are loved and that they believe in you.
In a way, this is the best thing a family member can do for you.
“Like some of our basic requirements for living life. A human being also requires several other emotional needs like love which is essential for spiritual happiness.
"Families are important because they provide us with unlimited love, laughter and a sense of belonging."scribe Chintan Jain.
7) Happy families lead to happier societies and nations
there is a proverbkindstarts at home.
I totally agree.
Whatever your family or group of origin, the dynamics of that group largely determine who you become and what you value.
On a broader level, a satisfying family life leads to a more vibrant and fulfilling society as a whole.
When I think of the places I've loved most in the world, in Eurasia, the Middle East and South America, there's one thing they all have in common:
They were very family focused.
It led to incredible feelings of belonging, hospitality and time together that I don't often experience in more fragmented modern nations.
8) Family can give you important advice when you need it most
Families can be a source of life-saving advice.
A lot ofbest adviceI got it from my own mother, even if it bothers me sometimes.
I look back later and realize she knew what she was talking about.
That's family for you: not always what you want, but often what you need.
Family members know him well enough to tell him the hard truth when it matters most.
They will tell you if they think the person you are dating is right for you.
They'll tell you that you're getting fat (in a nice way)...
His family won't sugarcoat the truth, but I hope they always have his best interests at heart.
"Family means to me encouragement, comfort, advice, values, morals, faith, understanding, hope and much more."
9) The family gives us our genetic heritage and ancestral ties
like himOut of the boxteaches, of course, and many ancient cultures too, the family is our link to the primitive past.
The blood that runs through our veins and the energy that created us is not random or meaningless.
It is connected to deep stories, experiences, genetic memories and historical events.
It can also often be associated with our future destiny, challenges and talents.
My belief is that the tragedies and triumphs of our ancestors actually live within us at a cellular and unconscious level.
Rather than past lives, I believe that we are somehow the embodiment of our ancestors' lives, with the addition of our own "I" and individuality.
10) Families show the value of solidarity in difficult times
One of the most important reasons why family is important is solidarity.
When shit hits the fan, family teaches you not to run and hide. Teaches you to stand together and weather the storm.
Family means togetherness and mutual support.
Like a team that never gives up in the face of adversity, the strong family never crumbles under the onslaught of life.
Divorce, illness, and even death will never be enough to destroy a difficult life.loving family.
11) Family helps build community spirit
As I mentioned earlier, happy families help improve society as a whole.
They make it a more welcoming place, promoting traditions and providing the hospitable and supportive spirit that makes a house a home.
The simple truth is that families help build community.
They transform a city block into more than just random structures.
The addition of children also brings parents together in many other ways, leading to all kinds of connections and collaborative efforts to make life and the surrounding community positive and safe for young people.
Ashley Brown has a good point about this.:
“Parents are more likely to be involved in their community than those who live alone.
"Plus, they teach their kids from an early age that the only way to control what kind of community they have is to contribute to it."
Fact check: correct.
12) Positive family ties improve mental health
A positive family experience leads tobetter mental health. When you have that rock-solid net that you can always count on, it takes a huge amount of pressure off your chest.
You don't have to walk around the world alone or desperately looking for love when you already have it at home.
Now you are able to give love, stability and confidence to others.
13) Families teach us to build relationships and love
Observing family members is the first way most of us learn to love.
We see how our parents take care of themselves -or not- and we imitate and internalize it.
Family experiences and relationships are so crucial to our own experience of who we become later in life.
I'm not saying you're doomed if you come from a troubled family, but statistics show that it certainly is harder to succeed in your personal and professional life.
"These familial relationships often form the foundation of how people interact with society and the relationships they form as community members."
14) The family gives you a material and human participation in the future of the planet
As I said before, families bring stability and hope to society.
They are a long-term investment and families with children are particularly concerned about the well-being of the community and its opportunities.
Think of it as day trading versus long term mutual funds.
Day traders jump in to take a short profit or buy options and, in some cases, make money on falling stocks.
Long-term investors carefully choose where to put their money and then hold it for the long term, using patience and common sense.
Families need work, patience and foresight. They imply some final and irrevocable investment in the future of this planet.
15) The family contributes to improving school performance
Having a family can make you smarter. At the very least, loving and caring parents help with homework.
With all the distractions out there, from smartphones to video games, this is becoming more and more important.
Parents, siblings, and relatives who encourage strong academic performance can be critical to young people's future success.
On the other hand, a lack of good role models or a home environment that ignores or belittles education can be a recipe for future school dropouts and children who never feel they have a chance to succeed.
like dr. Todd Thatcher writes:
“On average, kids who spend more time with their families tend to do better in school.
"They learn communication skills and the importance of education."
16) The family presents us with interpersonal challenges that help us grow
Finally, one of the best things about the family can be how cruel they can be at times.
This sounds crazy, but it's true in many cases.
The challenges and misunderstandings that arise in families can be some of the most difficult experiences we will ever go through.
They can cause serious tears, deep wounds, or even fights.
But they can also give us opportunities to grow and see ourselves in a new light.
Problems and conflicts within a family.can become the ultimate test.
For example, a parent who constantly puts you down and down can be an excellent opportunity to define your worth for yourself and learn not to base your worth on the opinions of others.
Family x Freedom
You will hear many debates about family versus freedom.
There are also many different ideas about the family, from the nuclear family to the extended family, or famous gurus like Osho who claim thatfamily itself is a burden and a curse.
Along the way, you meet people with very different ideas about the importance of family, both culturally and individually.
For some, family means almost everything. For others, freedom and individuality mean almost everything.
From my point of view, a healthy society and a fulfilled person do everything possible to balance freedom and family.
They work to maintain a healthy respect for difference and free choice within the family, respecting the responsibilities, values and culture of the family they come from.