Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Parents - With or Without

My two pence on the topic below. Their expectations from us and vice versa. But then again, this has a lot of dimensions. First of all, I wouldn't even worry about if its the "in" thing to look at your parents wishes. Because parents wishes translate to our principles, the values we were brought up with and its what be believe in. I wouldn't give up or compromise some things in my life. And I have tried not to do things that are not "me" just to fit in. Here is an example.

Maybe their today is our tomorrow. But there are no guarantees in life. Just because we treat our parents well need not necessarily mean our kids are going to be good to us. That will depend on their upbringing, maturity and who they are as individuals. Its a gamble, a roll of dice game.

I am happy with what I am, as a person and of course they played a huge part in that. They can by all means expect things from us but its not completely wrong on our part if we don't meet them 'cuz of who we are. Its a balance between selfishness and compromises I believe :)

1 comment:

Jubin George said...

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.

- From The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran.

It's a truth both, parents and children, should understand. Doesn't make much sense, and makes more chaos,if only one of the parties understands its meaning. :)