Members: Danh and Anh Phan
Respecting older people especially our parents have been always been part of our Vietnamese tradition over many generations. Our parents have endured a lot of hardship and sacrifice for us to be who we are today. That knowledge is always in our mind. And it’s the voice that keeps reminding us to show them respect and kindness. We show respect by greeting the eldest first then youngest. In a meal our parents would eat first and it would be disrespectful if someone else younger does. We are guided by their wisdom in many things and although sometimes we have a difference of opinion, it’s important that they feel they have been heard. Respect in many ways, is our way our showing love.
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