Filial piety in action

In Japanese, there’s a word and concept 親孝行 (oya-kō-kō), which is often translated as “filial piety” or “devotion to one’s parents”.  It includes things like going to your folks’ house during vacations, calling them on birthdays, and basically being a respectful and thoughtful child/grandchild.

Here’s a great example of 親孝行 combined with innovation. It’s the invention of a young man who won this year’s Scientific American Science in Action Award and may also win the Google Science Fair for teenagers.

Read more about it here: “A 15-Year-Old Came Up With a Really Smart Invention for Keeping Alzheimer’s Patients Safe”



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