Children are kind of like drones you program to carry on your ideals. While parents might want to believe they encourage independent thought among their spawn, we all know that is not true. Your parents have ideals they hold dear, visions of the future, moral inclinations, and discoveries about life. They instill these into you from day one, hoping their ideals will carry on, but also that these posits will help guide you successfully. I sometimes think of all the things I would program my someday children to hold dear. What would I tell them about religion and death, or things less daunting like how to have good manners or what happens if they accidentally clog someone else’s toilet. There are things my parents taught me as a child that I hold dear to this day. Things I never realized had made such an impact on the person I am. These are them.
When I was a little kid, my mother told me that hate was a bad word. I was forbidden from saying it. Instead I was required to say, it’s not my favorite. Whether it be about a food item, a person, a store, anything. Hate was unacceptable.
My father, on the other hand, did not develop his ideal until later on. When he realized he had screwed quite a bit up in not viewing the world this way. If he ever asked my brother and I what we wanted to be when we grew up, there was no other acceptable answer than happy. And while this is not a unique notion, I am glad he taught it to me. There is nothing more important than living a life that makes you happy. Money, fame, esteem, none of this matters if you are left miserable in the end. Seek what makes you happy.
What notions have your parents or loved ones instilled in you?1 day ago