As I child I trusted my parents and didn’t stop to question whether what they thought was best for me was the best, but as children I’m not sure we’re equipped anyway.
It’s not that I didn’t trust them, but I needed to trust myself more. I needed to consider how valid and reliable their information was, what the merits were and whether the information being presented were really in my own best interests and right for me.
As the adult, I understood and saw where decisions being made were wrong. That where we think others have our backs, they have their own backs more. It’s usually what they want. It’s an insecurity thing. For any parent to come out of their comfort zone, creates more uncertainty.
That they would continue to evaluate things for us through their own evaluations for themselves. Of course the same principles apply to other areas too. When we use critical evaluation, we’re working on developing our own understanding in more detail.
We evaluate, assess and judge any given circumstance or issue, in the hope that we will understand it.