Question: 'Did you ever let your parents down?'

By Rufo
@Shavkat (109793)
Philippines
April 5, 2021 7:50am CST
In my entire life, the only thing that I let my parents down during my university days. I transferred and enrolled myself in another school. It was almost 1 year that I did not tell them about it. I decided to move because my teachers in that old school were harassing innocent students. Luckily, they were so understanding why I did it. Did you ever let your parents down in any way? Image Credit: thesmartguardian.com
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@LadyDuck (334448)
• Switzerland
5 Apr
No, I never did, I always respected them and did what they suggested.
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@Shavkat (109793)
• Philippines
6 Apr
I am glad that you did. As for me, I did it because I cannot stay in that particular school anymore.
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@LadyDuck (334448)
• Switzerland
6 Apr
@Shavkat When I was young the "legal age" was 21... you could do nothing at all without your parents signature. I got married at 20 and my father had to sign to approve. Even if I did not like my school, there was not a lot I could do. No other school would have accepted me without my parents approval.
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@Shavkat (109793)
• Philippines
7 Apr
@LadyDuck Honestly, I was being harassed sexually by my professor. I want to prevent this so I need to move to another school. It was not only me but other male students too.
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@cherigucchi (11078)
• Philippines
5 Apr
I don't remember I intentionally did when they were still alive but it depends on how they think about it. I should have asked them before.
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@Shavkat (109793)
• Philippines
6 Apr
I am sure that they are so proud of you. Not all parents will feel the same way, but deep inside they were proud of their kids from any angle.
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@cherigucchi (11078)
• Philippines
8 Apr
@Shavkat Thank God that they were able to make me feel that way. You are making me miss them a lot!
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@Shavkat (109793)
• Philippines
8 Apr
@cherigucchi I am sorry that made you feel that way. I have been missing my old man since he left us 7 years ago.
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@DocAndersen (37998)
• United States
5 Apr
i don't know that my mother would say i let her down. I think she would argue that I let myself down.
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@Shavkat (109793)
• Philippines
6 Apr
As they said, "Mother knows best." I am sure she does not think that you let yourself down.
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@DocAndersen (37998)
• United States
6 Apr
@Shavkat sometimes i suspect she does. It is something that we all struggle with!
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@Shavkat (109793)
• Philippines
7 Apr
@DocAndersen How do you feel about it?
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@m_audrey6788 (38788)
• Germany
5 Apr
My parents told me that they don`t expect too much from me. They just want me to graduate with good grades and I did that.
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@Shavkat (109793)
• Philippines
6 Apr
I am glad that you did it. I am also a studious son and graduated to fulfill their dreams.
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• Germany
6 Apr
@Shavkat Thank you
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@Shavkat (109793)
• Philippines
7 Apr
@m_audrey6788 You are welcome.
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@May2k8 (15325)
• Indonesia
8 Apr
I often disappoint them because I am not as smart as my siblings.
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@Shavkat (109793)
• Philippines
9 Apr
I think they are just trying to challenge you. What do you think?
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@May2k8 (15325)
• Indonesia
10 Apr
@Shavkat I think you are so right.
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@Shavkat (109793)
• Philippines
10 Apr
@May2k8 I think parents have their own ways of showing their love to their kids.
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@gamayngbaki (1130)
• Cebu, Philippines
5 Apr
I can honestly say that yes I did because I did not finish my college education. I was the only one who did not finish college out of their four daughters. I finished only up to the fourth year of my course so I'm a big disappointment for them.
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@Shavkat (109793)
• Philippines
6 Apr
I am sure you had a valid reason why you stopped studying at that time. Moreover, you can continue it, right? There is no age limit when having a diploma.
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• Cebu, Philippines
6 Apr
@Shavkat Yes I agree there is no age limit to having a diploma but my course is architecture so if you're already an old architect it would be very difficult to climb scaffolding etc
@AkoPinay (11200)
• Philippines
8 Apr
Gosh.... maybe these days they and many others think I let them down but they are wrong.
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@Shavkat (109793)
• Philippines
8 Apr
You have a point. Some people may think that we put them down, but we did not.
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@sjvg1976 (19075)
• Delhi, India
6 Apr
No I never let them down.
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@Shavkat (109793)
• Philippines
7 Apr
I am glad that you are.
• New Baltimore, Michigan
6 Apr
In high school.... I was making some “bad” choices or at least that’s what they kept telling me. I don’t think they were bad choices. Just different.
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@Shavkat (109793)
• Philippines
6 Apr
I can relate to you. During my younger years, I had decided on things that some people thought strange. There are no regrets of committing mistakes at that time. The matter most is that I learn something from that mistakes. I will not be this person if not experiencing things, either bad or good.
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@marlina (121465)
• Canada
5 Apr
Yes, I did let my parents down at least one time in my life and it was a big one,
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@Shavkat (109793)
• Philippines
6 Apr
I think every person in this world had experienced this, too.
@Shxrubia (1865)
• Indonesia
5 Apr
i had once.. when i was in middle school. i'm regret now.. and being obedient
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@Shavkat (109793)
• Philippines
6 Apr
It happens for a reason to learn something from it. At least, you had realized the bad impact of it and know what to do next time it happens again.
@Janet357 (70845)
5 Apr
not praising myself but I was always obedient to them. I am not rich now but I never have a brush with the law.
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@Shavkat (109793)
• Philippines
6 Apr
I am a good citizen and never dared to commit illegal acts to violate government laws. I did my part to be a good student and graduated without any hassles after moving to another school. Literally, the teachers at that school are sexually harassing students. It is the ugly truth that some medical students experience this situation when studying at their schools.
@arunima25 (56330)
• Bangalore, India
5 Apr
I have never done it intentionally. I was a naughty and playful one and so a bit of challenging to handle. But I was sensible and responsible too. My mom often says that she was proud of me and my brother.
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@Shavkat (109793)
• Philippines
6 Apr
I am not a perfect soul, too. I have some naughtiness during my school days, but I tried my best to maintain my good grades. It is a part of being adventurous. Most moms will be always proud of their kids, either in good or bad times.