posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 04:17 PM
I hear you bud, and don’t take anything that your parent’s say as a criticism towards you, because if they are anything like my parents, they mean
well completely. I heard that all the time……you have so much potential. You could be so much more. All of that. Most of it, like you have stated,
didn’t make sense to me. I felt like I was doing enough to keep myself happy, and at the same time, enough to make my parents proud. Sure, I wanted
to live my own life, but having the admiration of my parents was something that I wanted…..even though I didn’t know it at the time. But now that
I am a parent, I am getting it more and more each day. I want the absolute best for my kids, no question. I want them to have every opportunity
possible, including the opportunities that I had, and more. I don’t think parents will ever change from that generalized standpoint, we want the
best for our children.
Now, with all the above said, maybe having a good talk with your parents to explain to them your desires in life and that you truly feel happy, will
do wonders to help them understand your mindset and outlook on life. Maybe they just don’t know that you are happy, and they need to be told that.
They may respond to you in a way that you never thought your parents would, and maybe they will change their motivation towards you and channel it in
a different way. I guess what I am trying to say is, talk to your parents. Give them a chance to understand, and it may not be on that first
conversation that they understand what you’re saying. You may have to do this a few times, but in the end, they will get it. They will be proud that
you are becoming your own person, and out from under their wings. Sorry, cheesy analogy there, but it is true. Then, someday when you have kids, it
will all make sense to you, with how they are to you now. I hope that helps in some manner for you. Keep happy!!!