Almost everyone I know has a really bad relationship with their parents. This, of course, is coming from a late adolescent, who’s gone and staked his ground as an independent human being, and has fully undergone the process of detaching himself from his parents. (Besides being financially and residentially self-supportive. Shut UP.) I know that a lot of other people I know are still going through that mid-adolescent stage, where they must detach themselves and rebel to gain identity. But sometimes even phases and stages shouldn’t affect a few hard facts.
What I’m getting at is, overall, all I hear and all that people ever respond to through blogs is negativity. Parents are a very good example of what people will go on and on about – how their dad won’t let them go to this, or their mom won’t stop nagging them about that, or whatever. What I want to hear is someone coming out and saying that they’re very thankful for what their parents are allowing them to do. Maybe even if the negatives outweigh the positive.
I’ll give, say, me for example. I am a good example of someone who completely understands and respects my parents. They let me do what I want because we both see my activities as having more positive values than negative, and we both understand that any misgivings that I create will result in discipline. But both parties know our boundaries and freedoms. I’m thankful that there’s an understanding.
For almost all of my other friends, I know that you have lots of communication problems with your parents. But I’m tired of hearing of nothing good that these people provide. Even if you hate them with a burning passion, take a minute out of your life and strain really hard to find some positive traits. Sure, it might be hard, but you’re ALIVE for instance, right?
What I’m saying is one-sided and egotistical as always. Of course. It’s goody-goody and heightens me to a position where lots of others do not lie. But maybe that’s because I view things in a different light. I know Thanksgiving is over, but still, from time to time, try to challenge your own ideas and see if you can’t be a little more grateful for what you have.
Honk (comment) if you actually do love your parents.