Our Parents

Philippines
April 14, 2008 9:55am CST
We are all sons and daughters, mostly, raised up by our parents to be the best individual that we can be. They constantly guide us in whatver we do. As a child, they decide for us but as we grow older, we decide for ourselves and yet parents will always be parents. Sometimes they treat us like little kids especially when it comes to decision-making thus, it clashes with ours. Do you believe that parents knows best?
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• United States
14 Apr 08
For the most part, parents do know best. They've walked the mile, they've tried and tested and failed. They have unspoken wisdom about where we are right now. BUT, sometimes a parent will give advice based purely on their own experience and personality. Everyone is diferent, and even though our parents have gone through childhood, into adulthood, and through parenthood; their experiences were different than ours, their philosophies may differ from ours, and their personalities are their own. When my parents give me advice, I take it as that, advice, not a commandment that must follow. I learn best through my own experiences, trial and error, so I don't always follow the guidance. Sometimes I'm grateful I did, sometimes I wish I would have listened.
• Philippines
14 Apr 08
i agree, advice is an advice. we can either follow it or not. unfortunately, in our culture, parents' advice can also be a commandment for their children to follow. I'm glad that time has changed a lot and so is this belief of following our folks.
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• Uganda
14 Apr 08
My Father and Mother could never never make mistakes, what they said to me, even as they lie in their graves today is what has entered in my head as the truth and nothing but the truth-they were never judgemental, they would never stop us when we became of age from doing anything we pleased, but oh yes, they always told us the best side of life from which to choose-we were guided, but the decision was really ours always! Their guidance during our formative years made us into what we now are-I will always say, they will for ever be right on life issues!
• Philippines
14 Apr 08
hey, that's great to hear! I agree that parents guide their children but as we grow old and mature enough to make our own decisions, we should still have the last say.