posted on Nov, 29 2005 @ 04:59 PM
Sometimes parents intentions are what is best, but they fail to fully understand your point of view, or we fail to understand their point of view,
fully. This is where communication seems to fail us. Typically people tend to have information register in their heads that is familiar to them.
What I mean by that is that we (people) tend to only recognize what personality traits, and character traits that we truly can hold up to for
comparison to a source, that source is usually what we know of ourselves. Therefore people tend to misunderstand eachother when they do not recognize
the motives or intentions of others.
Here is some useful advice:
When someone tells you "You are insane", you tell them: "The definition of of insane is one who is within one's own mind. Therefore if you are in
my mind to see I'm here in my mind, you must be out of your mind. It is only people who are out of their minds that label people who are in their
minds as insane."
And please be more gentle on your parents. They are trying to keep up as best as they can, but who you were 6 months ago is not who you are today.
Take care, and good luck.