I cant right now find an article that touched me about being good to parents or anything, but there's this video and one of his main point there is being good to parents, so that will be my introductionary post.
I created this topic coz of stuff going on at home, and at the same time i was listening to this vid and i had no idea it was going to mention parents and now im a bit at a loss coz my questions kinda got answered.
still, i want to create this topic. I have to admit, I'm someone who is always really affected when i see that my parents are not perfect, that they make mistakes, have weakenesses and shortcoming. it kinda terrifies me. and at the beginning it did, i was just.. i didnt know how to deal with that. anger, rebellion, and stuff like that, helplessness as well. it was just so shocking. and as you grow up you see more of that side of your parents, coz they're growing old as well isnt? but you dont get used to it, well i still havent (not that its been happening to me so many times..) i still get totally thrown off and dont know what to do with myself. i just want to close my eyes and blank out for i dont know until when...
in the talk it said that, if you become a slave of Allah, then it will become easy to obey adn listen to parents, however irrational or illogical their requests might be. as far as i understood this is because you wouldnt be doing it for parents, but for Allah, this will be your way of being good, of getting closer to Allah, of seeking salvation for your own soul, of asking for forgiveness.
plus, common, this isnt Allah asking you to look after a random person off the street you never met before, this is Allah asking you to be grateful for this woman who carried you with no breaks for 9 months and put her life on the line to bring you to this world.
edit: i edited all the "parents are humans" into "parents are not perfect"