Question: One of the problems of modern times is that children hate their parents. There are many such cases. Children leave their parents, neglect them. These poor parents die alone despite the fact that they have many children. This is happening all over the world. Why did this happen?
Answer: We are rising from the level of beastly egoism to the level of spiritual or human egoism. But being human already means a spiritual level that does not exist in our world.
Therefore, we are losing the beastly connection that we had between us when parents lived together with their children, they would bring a bride, bring a groom or go to the groom, etc. And everything was one household.
Question: Could they live in the same house?
Answer: Yes. Even in the same room. Everything was so simple. Now all of this is changing because egoism is changing in our world.
Question: In other words, egoism enabled us to do this?
Answer: Yes. This is beastly egoism. And now, it begins to grow. It begins to push us to the next level of development. And therefore, we no longer understand the beastly kind of existence. Our children certainly do not understand it.
They are in such a state that they do not understand why they need to be attached to their parents. Or, I think that parents should spend their whole life with me. Why did they give birth to me? As long as they live, they must think of me. Or, if they are not concerned about me, so be it. I just leave them.
Question: How can a child feel this way toward his parents?
Answer: But he does not feel.
Question: He does not feel any pain, anything at all?
Answer: He does not. Because he has outgrown his beastly egoism and does not feel any connection with his parents, does not feel that he must help them, support them, think about them, and so on. Do not imagine something that does not exist. You cannot bring this back.
Lately, this is all dying out and it does not exist any more. That is, if you help your children, then they need you. You can be close to them. If you stop helping them, they do not need you. This is how it happens.
Comment: The only thing that bothers me is that you are generalizing. There are also normal relationships.
My Response: I am talking about the tendency of nature. This is why I am generalizing.
Question: So, what is next?
Answer: In our generation, parents are still able to give something, to direct, to leave children their possessions, and so on. In the next generation, however, there will be a breaking.
There will be such a relationship between parents and children that if they have the same spiritual goals, they will be somehow connected through them. If not, people will forget about their parents altogether. And frankly, parents will also not think about their children.
Question: What will parents think about?
Answer: How to spend time quietly with their elderly friends.
Question: With dogs and cats?
Answer: Yes. All kinds of game clubs will open; say, clubs for playing dominos or something else.
Question: What is good about this?
Answer: Nothing. A person must simply understand how he should be connected with others today. This is a completely different system, not a system of beastly corporeal connections.
Question: Is this not a parent-child system?
Answer: This is a system when parents and children, each individually, reveal the common goal. Then this goal connects them together.
Question: What is this goal?
Answer: This goal is to attain the meaning of life. For parents, children, and grandchildren. It is always one. If they reveal it and attach themselves to it, then they feel the need to be connected with each other and to help each other in this.
Question: What common purpose of life are you talking about? If parents have one goal with the children?
Answer: Parents will then be able to push their children toward the correct goal. Then the connection between them will be both corporeal and spiritual—for the revelation of the Creator between them.
Question: What is the revelation of the Creator?
Answer: The revelation of the Creator is the revelation of mutual connection and love.
Question: Only between them?
Answer: To begin with.
Question: You mean in this cell: children and parents?
Question: Don’t they want to reveal this now?
Answer: They do not want to. Has anyone told them about this? Has anyone directed them toward this?
Question: Doesn’t their natural relationship suggest that someone has told them?
Answer: Of course not.
Comment: You are tough today.
My Response: I am not harsh. This is what is unfolding in the world. Am I harsh? You made the world this way.
Comment: But this truth you are now saying, I can imagine how many comments there will be.
My Response: I am for not hiding this truth. On the contrary, I suggest revealing it so that people can see what a low state they are in and what it leads to.
Question: What conclusion should a person draw after your harsh words: that there will be a breaking between parents and grandchildren and children, and that this is natural?
Answer: If they do not find a common goal, there will be nothing that connects them. Nothing at all.
Question: Are you calling on them to seek this common goal?
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman,” 1/6/2020