23 thoughts on “Question of the Day – No. 305

  1. Well, I don’t have much from my direct family, but some aunts and uncles who read my blog said I would never get more than 50 followers. Now I have 63, so yay!

  2. Not something they said I couldn’t as in wasn’t able to, but I did take a vastly different path in life than they had imagined for me. Now that I think of it though, my mother said when abandoning me at age 19 that I would never find anyone else because I have no social skills. Well, not even 18 months later, I met my now husband.

  3. They always think I’m weak and can’t do any moderately difficult job. Now I’m a security.

    On Thu, Feb 21, 2019, 19:02 Pointless Overthinking wrote:

    > Bogdan (DM) posted: “What are you changing about yourself that your > parents/family/peers told you that you couldn’t? provided by Liz ” >

  4. When I came out as an atheist to my religious father, he was furious. At the end of an awful conversation, he told me (at 19 years old), that I was ruining my entire life and he was going to wait for the inevitable time when I lost everything I worked for, and then he’d pick up the pieces.

    I moved out the year after that, and 4 years later I saved him from suicide and was his only friend when his entire life fell apart. I picked up the pieces.

    The irony was not lost on me.

    1. What a story! Well, we can consider religion as a tool. If we use it properly, it helps us. But we can do great things without it. It depends on people’s views about it.

      1. Definitely! Many of my friends and family are religious, and some are not. It all depends on the interpretation of various teachings. There are many lovely people in the world, regardless of religious beliefs!

  5. They told me my worth was only in how far up the social ladder I climbed (being thin, havings tons of money, being part of the “in” crowd). I’m about as far from that as possible, and I’m so much happier and safer than I ever felt with that mandate. Maybe I’ll never set foot in the such and so country club again – and I really couldn’t care less. I have a good life without being tortured by goals that don’t fit ME.

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