Filial piety still relevant but needs new ideas: survey
BEIJING, May 23 (Xinhua) -- About 91.5 percent of people in a survey by China Youth Daily said that filial piety, one of the most important traditional moral tenets in China, is still relevant today and should be promoted in society.
Of the 1,856 surveyed, 60.9 percent voiced that new ideas should be added to the concept of filial piety as the philosophy continues to progress with the times.
The majority of the respondents, born between the 1970s and 2000s, agreed that children should offer respect, support and company to their parents and other elders in the family.
According to the survey, filial piety is much more than the duty of respect, deference and care for the elderly. Children should behave in a way that makes their parents and elderly family members feel happy, equal and bring them dignity and a sense of self worth, among others.
Li Zexuan, a resident in Beijing who was born in 1990s, said that the publicity campaign for filial piety should focus on specific practices that are closely related to daily life, such as accompanying parents to exercise or teaching the elderly to use the internet. Enditem