Indians Online Share Sacrifices Middle-Class Parents Made So They Could Study Comfortably

Unlike the West where there is a culture of kids leaving the house at the age of 18 and looking after themselves without the help of their parents, Indian parents, especially middle-class parents, try to look after their kids for as long as they can, almost never abandoning their needs. Their sense of parental duty is unprecedented and they would go out of their way to make the lives of their kids easier. From giving them a bigger bedroom to installing an AC in their room so they could study comfortably, Indian parents have a habit of placing the needs of their kids over everything else.

Here’s an example. IFS officer Anupam Sharma took to X to share how in 2014, his parents installed an AC inside his bedroom so he could prepare for competitive exams comfortably and with more focus during the summers. This was the only AC that his parents had purchased and they chose to install it in his bedroom instead of theirs.

Responding to his post, several others shared how their parents woke up early, prepared food for them, and did other things to make their lives easier while they concentrated entirely on their studies. There were many whose parents similarly installed air conditioners in their bedrooms and sacrificed their own comfort.

Have a look at some of the responses here:

This makes us realise how incredible our parents have been! 🙂

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