We were privileged if our parents could afford to buy us new clothes, but the world isn’t privileged.
Children aren’t always given new clothes to wear or toys to play with, so sometimes have to wear second-hand or jumble sale clothes and use other children’s toys. As a child, I didn’t want for anything because I wasn’t that kind of child, but I also didn’t know until further on in my own childhood that my clothes were bought from a wholesale warehouse.
The problem with society is that we’re always working to change or look for instant gratification. We’re also more likely to want to change things from our childhood, particularly if those earlier experiences make us feel uncomfortable. We’ll strive to have new things and this can lead to a need to want and desire attitude.
There will be many who would rather forget the past, than be reminded of it. Unfortunately, without dealing with the past, we cannot expect to change the way we see the past, which will continue to make uncomfortable viewing and having instant gratification in the present, can’t help us change how we feel and see the past. In some circumstances, it can make us feel worse.
I have always believed that as long as we have an understanding we can change our perceptions and that goes for anything and everything. If our parents could have afforded to buy us new clothes they would have done.
Most parents only ever want to give of their best; I believe that much is true. If that was their best it was all they had. We need to find an understanding on that.