Recall the kindness of your elders in this life, remembering each person who has taken care of you, taught you, guided you, protected you, and served as a good role model. Think, ‘My elders have done so much for me. Since they have selflessly helped me, it would seem natural that I try to repay their kindness. However, instead of doing that, I argue with them and cause them worry. I don’t listen to their suggestions and don’t appreciate all they have done for me. I confess and regret this.’ Feel this in your heart. Now dedicate all your merit to your elders for the cessation of their suffering and attainment of Buddhahood. Then think about your elders in past lives and do the same.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Thubten Chodron in Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions