Saturday October 19, 2019

Inheritance Not About Money, Legacy But Values, Says Sonam Kapoor

The actress said "the actions and values" she observed at home have guided her throughout her career

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Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor (Wikimedia Commons)

Actress Sonam A. Kapoor feels that inheritance is not about money or property, but all about good values. The actress is glad that her parents helped her find her voice, and gave her courage to stand up for herself.

In a feature written for CNN Style, Sonam opened up about how the actions and values instilled in her at home helped her, read a statement from cnn.com.

“The more I think about it, inheritance is not about money or property or legacy. It’s the values you instill in your children. Teach them to do the right thing and to stand up for themselves and others, for the benefit of their future selves and the people around them. Everything else is secondary,” Sonam said.

For Sonam, her parents’ relationship is like a Bollywood movie.

“Anil, an actor, and Sunita, a former model and fashion designer, met in high school, fell in love, and have been happily married for 35 years,” she said.

Anil Kapoor along with daughter Sonam Kapoor
Anil Kapoor along with daughter Sonam Kapoor. (Wikimedia Commons)

“When we were young, my brother, sister and I would be embarrassed when they called each other ‘baby’ and were affectionate in front of us. But they were best friends and partners, supporting one another’s goals and working together to raise their family, regardless of what society dictated.”

The actress continued: “Watching them, I learned the value of hard work, honesty, tolerance and a strong moral compass, and that what I could accomplish didn’t have to be limited or decided by my gender.”

“Seeing my parents interact as equals, I knew I too could have a voice someday. I felt empowered to stand up for myself,” she added.

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Sonam ventured into filmmaking in 2005 as an assistant director for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s movie ‘Black’. She made her acting debut two years later in “Saawariya”. Ever since her debut she has featured in over a dozen films comprising commercially successful ones such as ‘Khoobsurat’, ‘Neerja’, ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ and ‘Veere Di Wedding’.

The actress said “the actions and values” she observed at home have guided her throughout her career. (IANS)

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Americans Value Differences Shifting In A Big Way

67% of older Americans view religion or a belief in God as very important, just 30% of the younger group felt the same

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42% of Millennials and Generation Z (ages of 18-38) view patriotism as “very important." VOA

The values that Americans view as important have shifted over the last two decades, as younger Americans place less significance on patriotism, religion and having children.A recent poll shows that 42% of Millennials and Generation Z (ages of 18-38) view patriotism as “very important” compared to almost 79% of people over age 55.

Hard work is the attribute all Americans value the most with 89% of respondents saying it’s a very important quality. Tolerance for others, financial security and self-fulfillment also topped the list.

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Generational Differences on American Values. VOA

Overall, about half of people — 48% — say religion is very important to them, down from 62 percent in 1998. While 67% of older Americans view religion or a belief in God as very important, just 30% of the younger group felt the same.

When it comes to having children, 43% say it’s very important. That’s down from 20 years ago, when 59% of people said that becoming a parent was very important.

Forty percent of people say increasing diversity and tolerance of different cultures and races is a step forward, 14% see it as a step backward, while the biggest majority, 43%, say it is both a step forward and a step backward.

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Issues like religion and patriotism have traditionally been politically important. However, the changing views of the emerging generation suggest those topics might not be at the forefront in the coming years and politicians will have to adjust their platforms and strategies accordingly.

The NBC News Wall Street Journal survey of 1,000 adults was conducted from August 10 to August 14. (VOA)