Two ears ago, My uncle summoned his children on his sick bed and instructed the first son to take over his law firm. This was the same son who resented studying law and only studied the course to please the dad. The same dad has asked him to forfeit his personal ambition.
The young man was literally unhappy as he managed the firm. He obeyed bitterly. He poured out his aggression on the entire staff.
Obedience should be done out of love rather than duty. When an act is carried out of duty, the relationship with those around is diminished.
I had to tell him that he was not bound to his late father wish. He could simply employ a trusted fellow to manage the firm while he supervises periodically.
Children should be made to do things out of duty in the beginning.As they grow up, duty should be gradually replaced by love. Love is a better teacher than obligation. Duty is mechanical and externally motivated by a sence of obligation . Love makes it easier. Love transform responsibility to joy. A sence of duty warmed by a love for humanity creates the best result.
I have seen a girl reject suitor so they can take care their aging parents. While the act is commendable,It should be done out of love and not out of society expectation so she doesn’t regret it taking care of aged parent should be done from the bottom of her heart and not as a debt she owes you.
The factory worker who constantly looks at the clock for it to be five o click to drop his tools work out of duty and not out of love . Such a man will have lots of regret when he finally retires. Christianity is one religion built out of love rather than a sence of duty. God love the world that he gave his son……He did not owe the world. No one would punnish him for non compliance.To be a great teacher, begin by loving children. To be a great auto-mechanic, begin by loving automobile.