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 parents have our backs, they have their own backs more, unless they choose to parent selflessly. It’s usually what they want.
That they would continue to evaluate things for us through their own evaluations for themselves. The same principles apply to other areas too. When we use critical evaluation, we’re working on developing our own understanding in more detail.
Even as children, I believe it’s important we try to evaluate, assess and judge our circumstance or issues, in the hope that we get to understand the reasoning behind those circumstances or issues.