We spend our childhoods being told what to do, with parents making sure we do as we’re told. It is possibly one of the worst forms of parenting, not to mention a control issue, but parenting in that way, means we don’t grow up with an opinion of our own.
Something we may come to oppose and resist as we go into adulthood. We’re born into families that expect us to conform without being encouraged to think for ourselves. I struggled to take orders as a child. I hated being told what to do, without being encouraged to explore possibilities myself.
We’re also held back because of culture, insecurities and ignorance, instead of what some parents think we may want for ourselves and allowing and encouraging us to make those things happen. Raising children is never an easy task, but the start off point for any parent should be to make sure that as a parent, they do better for their children, than their parents did for them.
Each generation should want to make things better, but sadly that’s not always the case. On our part, it’s often only when something has been done, or continues to be done that we’re not happy with, that we even consider change, but all change must come on a conscious level, otherwise history will always end up repeating itself.
Sadly, history does show it has a habit of repeating itself in abundance through the generations, which should be changed. When it’s not, a new generation gets sidled with it.