My dad started working at 20, he supported his parents, younger brothers, sometimes the elder brother's family as well and his kids.
My mom was married off at 22, entered a joint family and cooked for 15-20 years also raising three kids without much of a help from others.
Today, my dad is self sufficient and doesnt expect anything from us financially.
My mom had to listen to Grand Ma those days and now to her kids who are quick to shrug off any semblance of old world hierarchial thoughts that might creep in.
A generation that supported its parents but doesnt expect anything from its spawn.
A generation that listened to its previous and is asked to listen to the next as well.