La Famiglia

The Holy Family by Pompeo Batoni
Humans come together to either have children or raise them. Whenever they propose themselves to do this, with Love, they project their hopes and plans upon their offspring; not to mention the fact that they pledge themselves to protect their infants to death and worry about them till their breath is aspirated from them. Because of this, it is not easy to belong to a family, to be loyal to it while keeping one’s indentity intact – many do not have the stamina to stand by their family (for whichever reason). 

Friends can be one’s family (in the absence of blood relatives or in the presence of abusive kinship), and as such love, respect and loyalty are absolute requirements. 

A group of people comes together and organises itself into a Family. This group designs a set of rules which are to be followed and respected to the extreme, so that the chain of command is safeguarded and the order of things is maintained. If one member fails to follow the family’s directives it will suffer the rightful consequences. 

Functions of a Family
  1. School: la famiglia is our first academy. The important lessons this group transmits us are vital tools to survive in the cold harsh world.
  2. Shield: la famiglia protects us. Friends and lovers come and go; strangers may try to walk all over you; but no matter what your family will always be there to keep you from unnecessary harm.
  3. Psychological intervention: every family gathering is a potential catharsis. When before your kinship vent out all your troubles. Even if you have to throw a soofganiyot or a turkey drum towards a relative’s head...go ahead, for the family will help you cleanse your mind and soul.
  4. Guardian of Order: if every family plans, organises, manages and controls its pack properly crime rates will decrease for sure and society will be a much more pleasant place to live in. 
When the world becomes overwhelming and ruthless you can always come home to recharge batteries. 

Family is the cornerstone of society.


  1. One of our church leaders said, "No other success can compensate for failure in the home."

    Great post!
    Here's wishing you a merry Christmas and a Happy new year!

  2. Hello Dear

    Wishing you and your family A very Merry Christmas!

    God bless
    Sabi Sunshine

  3. Hi Max,

    Very nicely done. Wishing you and your family a stupendous holiday season.

    Happy Festivities!

    Take care my friend.


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