As a society, we take people and the things people do for granted. We’re not always appreciative for the time and effort people put in, or for the things we have. We also underestimate the value of the people around us.
We expect without giving recognition or thanks for other people’s time. We give little to no value on people because what we have, we take without giving thanks. Having come from very little, I was aware of my circumstances from a very early age so was always appreciative of what my parents did. I assumed very little and was grateful for everything.
Today things are different. Maybe society is to blame. With our busy lives and more stress, relationships and friendships seem more undervalued than they were, when I was growing up. Children grow up too fast with a completely different mindset on what relationships mean and although I understand why, I don’t agree with their new thinking.
Perhaps it’s the outside influences that children acquire from a very early age that change the way they see the world. Different influences will always bring in a different thinking and that’s how we change. We become easily influenced and impressionable, but not always in the right way.
In most cases the main influences we have are our parents. I always understood enough about life to draw my own conclusions on who was important in my life. As a child, I valued everyone in the same way growing up, taking nothing for granted and I’m still like that today.
My life and circumstances, all documented on the site have changed, but I chose not to.