If you can choose your parents, would you?

Philippines
February 14, 2011 12:30pm CST
This goes to all of us, because everyone of us here are sons and daughters. If you would be given the chance to pick your own parents at any given time, would you take that chance? Are you willing to trade them for perfect parents, rich parents, more supportive parents, or younger parents? I'm curious because I know that not all of us don't have that "perfect" family. In my case, I don't think so. Because even though we're facing a big crisis right now, I can't imagine myself choosing another. Maybe I'm just lucky, or blessed. Either way, they're still my parents no matter what.
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@JoyfulOne (6243)
• United States
14 Feb 11
Nope, I liked the set God gave me. If he wouldn't have given me the parents I had, I wouldn't be the person I am today. They were poor, and dairy farmers, and despite all the hard work when I was growing up, I wouldn't change anything for the world!
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• Philippines
2 May 11
An interesting question. I guess it all depends on who does the choosing and the merits why the parents are being replaced by a new shiny set. If you asked me this question less than ten years ago, that would be a resounding yes. as a teenager, I didn't get along with my parents. It was much worse than my current standing with them. I often think I would be better off without them as my partents becuase they hardly have time to spend with me yet they lord my life as if it were their own. This gave birth to rebelious feelings and unfair treatment for my part. Now, I don't know whether I would replace them or not even if I had the choice and the chance. I guess somehow I learned some things from them and admired them for what they do despite their own shortcomings and weaknesses. As I grew older, I understood some of their situation and I am more willing to give them leeway. I just hope that in the future, my future kid would not subject me to this kind of question.
@laglen (19783)
• United States
19 Feb 11
If given the choice, I would choose my parents.