I recently came across the question whether it’s morally wrong to not visit a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s in a nursing home, and essentially what the point OF visiting would be.
Visiting a loved one in mental decline could be beneficial to them. For example, it could lift their mood, however temporarily, just knowing SOMEONE cares enough to visit.
I remember as a young child sometimes visiting a local nursing home in my hometown at the time on Sundays to sing for the residents, and seeing their faces light up was beautiful.
As for morality, dropping someone you profess to Love off at a nursing home & then essentially acting as if they’re dead to you WOULD be morally repugnant.
I heard about a character called “Huggy Wuggy” that is alleged by some people to encourage children to kill their parents. Some others say fears regarding the character are overblown by the internet. I have no personal experience w/the character myself, but what I’ve heard second hand inspired me to write this.
Responsible and Loving parents know they should monitor what their children consume media-wise. If they take this common sense action, and explain the difference between fantasy & reality, and nurture their child’s moral compass, then they will be fine.
Having compassion for people, taking care of the widowed, the poor, etc. especially, is nothing to be berated and demonized. Yet, I’ve seen some (pretty backwards) people who get offended at the suggestion that such people should be helped.
We who believe in helping such people, don’t do it because we at all believe such people are pathetic or weak. We don’t do it to look down on anyone. We do it because it’s the moral and Loving thing to do.
Anyone getting offended about it needs to seriously get a grip.
There are people these days actually defending literal sexual predators, there is so much wrong w/that I don’t even know where to start.
Anyone who is defending such needs their moral compass seriously re-adjusted.
If we Love someone, that doesn’t mean condoning everything they may choose to do. If we Love them, we have their ultimate good/best interest at heart. If we see them ensnared in something detrimental, Love would compel us to help them be free of it, not stand silent while it destroys them.