Wishing that you belong to another Family?

@milfea (519)
Philippines
August 29, 2008 2:11am CST
Have you, honestly, wished that you were someone else's child? Or maybe wishing that you were the sibling of a certain person? Have you ever imagined that your life would have been happier if you just happen to belong to another family? When I was a little girl, there is one thing that I can't have because we just didn't have the money to buy it. Because of that I envied my friends who were well off, and whose parents can afford the very thing that I wanted. And so I silently wished that I was born to a rich family. But looking back, and taking into account all the experiences that I had, material riches are just but a speck compared to the security and assurance that my parents gave me. They gave me something that all riches in the world can't buy. Now I'm thankful for who I am. I would have never been happier. :) So did you ever wish for another family? Or, are you still wishing that you were someone else's kid?
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
30 Aug 08
I would be telling a lie if I say I did not and have not. Sure, whenever I am running low in finance or when I wanted something which I can only long for, I would wish I belong to so and so family.... no need to be rich but decent enough for a comfortable lifestyle will do.
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@milfea (519)
• Philippines
1 Sep 08
I guess we all do at some point of our lives. We can't help it. So this temporary wishing is synonymous to complaining? Or is it a subtle form of complaint.?:D. Thanks for this whyaskq.
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
1 Sep 08
nono.. it's not a complaint. It's a regret. lol.
@nengs10 (3188)
• Philippines
29 Aug 08
I also thought about this before. I was wishing that I belong to a royal family and that I'm blue-blooded. That was funny since I was also wishing I own a vast of properties and all. There's no wrong with that actually. Well, above all, it was just a thought. I love my family so much and they mean so much to me.
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@milfea (519)
• Philippines
1 Sep 08
LOL! That's a classic!
@applefreak (3131)
• Singapore
29 Aug 08
LOL I was like you when I was little. I'd imagine that a big black car will come up tO me and the person inside will tell me I'm their long lost child. Material things had seem so important back then. But now I wouldn't want to change my family even for a million bucks.I love them very much and wouldn't change them for anything in the world. I guess we didn't realize how lucky we were to have a loving family until we looked back. Cheers ;)
@milfea (519)
• Philippines
1 Sep 08
Same here applefreak. :). No amount of riches could ever replace my family.
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@alokn99 (5717)
• India
29 Aug 08
No never. I've always loved my family, no matter what the difficulties or hardships have been. When I was a kid maybe there would have been times that i wish that we were better off. But over time i've realsied that the material desires really get us nowhere and its the relationships,love and values that only matter.
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@milfea (519)
• Philippines
1 Sep 08
true alokn99, very true.
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• Philippines
29 Aug 08
honestly, i do. i mean, i did.. before becoming a christian, i just hated the life that i was having..i dont like everything.. i hate the people around me.. and in short, i am really angry with the world. everything is not good to me.. and i wished that before.. we dont have money, we dont have a nice house, we are not stable, got a strict lola, no open communication with my aunt, i am confined in my room.. and a lot of negatives that i though back then.. but now, i realized that i have a life that is far better.. i do wish, but somehow it changed. i wanted to be somebody else.. hehe.. but it is a struggle actually. submitting to Him.. loving myself to be able to love others...
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@Zelmarq (12266)
• Cebu City, Philippines
1 Sep 08
When I was a kid, I also envied my classmates who were well off and can buy good things and afford to go where they want to go. But its not all thats important, though we were not financially blessed, im proud to say that my parents provided the basic needs and security and were always there for us, in our hurts they comfort us and disciplined us when we make mistakes and have learned our lessons well and have made us the person we are today. Thank for such a great discussion. Have a nice day and happy mylotting!!!!
@milfea (519)
• Philippines
1 Sep 08
Right, right... :)