Honoring Your Grandmother, the Queen: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

royal drama is great for the tabloids, conversation and of course, oprah.

unfortunately, this drama gave me a new neighbor in my state, prince harry.

since arriving to california, he and his wife apparently have decided to celebrate festivis, the seinfeld created holiday, on a year-round basis. we, the public, been subjected to the perpetual “airing of grievances.”

prince harry has embraced the field of mental health and appears to be pursuing a career with respect to its issues.

thus, this blod addresses a mental health issue that is common in families. the issue is that of the balancing the mental health of others. thus, should addressing one’s mental health issues be at the sacrifice of other people’s mental health? prince harry’s saga perfectly addresses this issue. while he has worked to provide emotional support for his wife, in doing so, he has publicly aired family matters. in doing so, he has “deeply upset” his grandmother, the queen of england. nypost.com

yiddish has a word to aptly describe that pains and angst that can arise from family matters. it is called “tsuris.” it can mean “troubles”, “problems” or “aggravation.” i personally believe that “tsuris” is essentially “troubles”, “problems” and “aggravation” all wrapped up in one package. it is one word that incorporates three.

does the queen have “tsuris” from prince harry? yes, too much.

family matriarchs wish to see that children and grandchildren are on their best behavior. peace in the family is valued. further, if there are any problems, matriarchs wish that these matters not be for public consumption.

with ten commandments’ values, matriarchs are honored by their children and grandchildren. to do so, many children and grandchildren diminish or set-aside their family drama for the family’s sake. they feel the need to see that their elders’ precious remaining moments on earth are peaceful and a source of happiness and joy.

thus, a publicity tour of the “airing of [family] grievances,” can be viewed as an act of disrespect to family elders. a lack of honor.

there is one aspect of mental health that harry ventured into of an ironic nature. he has discussed phenomena of “generational pain.” with the tragic loss of his mother, there is without question he has and will confront emotional wounds concerning it.

the concept of “generational pain” was first recognized in the high rates of psychological distress among the children of holocaust survivors. health.com

for those unaware, it was this same prince harry who embraced the concept of generational trauma sported a nazi uniform at a costume party. cnn. did his actions traumatize those suffering from generational pain”? he apologized over the incident. he was afforded the opportunity to move on with his life and not let this mistake destroy his life. had this episode happened in the present day, would he have been cancelled? would people have been attacking his wife over getting involved with such a person?

so, prince harry was afforded to opportunity to be forgiven and allowed to move on.

thus, there are issues of respecting elders and forgiving others that are issues worthy of addressing within a mental health construct. these matters raise the issue is balancing one person’s mental health versus others.

perhaps, this “generational” pain disorder that prince harry contributed to some amazing lyrics. these lyrics may reflect on the generational pain symptom of mistrust. a famous singer/songwriter, billy joel, whose family suffered through the holocaust, wrote: ‘”honesty is such a lonely word, everyone is so untrue, honesty is hardly ever heard.”

honoring one’s mother, father, and grandparents at times is about balancing the mental health issues of one person versus another. the ten commandments’ provides the direction as to how the balancing is to be done.

for many, making one’s parents, grandparents, and elders “happy” can be a source of personal emotional satisfaction. thus, in balancing matters properly, two things can be achieved at the same time.

be well!!

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Harry sorry for Nazi uniform stunt

Thursday, January 13, 2005 Posted: 8:40 AM EST (1340 GMT)

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LONDON, England (CNN) — Britain’s Prince Harry has apologized for wearing a Nazi uniform to a party, admitting he made a bad choice and saying through his publicist, “I am very sorry if I caused any offense.”

The apology was released on Wednesday by the Clarence House Press office: “I am very sorry if I caused any offense or embarrassment to anyone. It was a poor choice of costume and I apologize.”

The press office said, “Prince Harry apologized tonight after he was pictured on the front page of The Sun newspaper in a Nazi soldier’s uniform which he wore to a fancy dress party.”

An image of the front page of Thursday’s editions was released to the media late Wednesday.

A large headline reads, “Harry the Nazi.”

Next to it stands the prince, who is wearing slacks and a short-sleeve shirt, both beige, with a red Nazi insignia on his left arm.

Prince Harry is third in line to the British throne after his father, Prince Charles, and his brother, Prince William.

On Thursday, Jewish groups and lawmakers in Britain criticized Harry for the stunt.

“I think a lot of people will be disappointed to see that photograph and it will cause a lot of offense,” said opposition Conservative Party leader Michael Howard, who is Jewish.

“The fact that the palace has issued an apology indicates that this was a mistake by the prince,” said Rabbi Jonathan Romain, a spokesman for the Reform Synagogues of Great Britain. “But having being given, the apology should now be accepted.” (Full story)

Sun Managing Editor Graham Dudman advised media outlets it owned the copyright to the images and must be credited for their use.

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