Father is flying a kite. His son is watching him carefully. After some time son says "Dad. Because of the string the kite is not able to go any further higher."
Hearing this, the father smiles and breaks the string. The kite goes higher and much higher after breaking of the string and then shortly after that it comes and falls on the ground. The child is very dejected and sad.
The father sits next to him and calmly explains "Son, in life we reach a certain level of prosperity and then we feel that there are certain things in our life that are not letting us grow any further like home, family, culture, friendships, etc. We feel we want to be free from those strings which we believe are stopping us from going higher.
But, remember son; Going higher is easier than staying at the higher level. And, friends, family and culture, etc. are the things that will helps us stay stable at the high heights that we have achieved. If we try to break away from those strings, our condition will be similar to the kite. So never go away from your roots as they help keep you stable while you are flying high."
Yes they are, we should never forget where we come from and should always stay in touch with our roots.