For me, growing up was fun and fine having been brought up by parents who understood the intricacies and details of parenting. I was indoctrinated with certain beliefs and ideologies. This formed the nucleus of my orientation and attitudes. Not until I grew up that I understood that many or most of the things I thought were values were vague and mirages. Infact, most of these things were baseless and didn’t have any origin they could be traced to. I have decided to call these things “lies” and some of them include:
- The love of money is the root of all evil.
I ld argue this a thousand and one times. To me, the love of money is not the root of all evil but the lack of it. However, as they say too much of everything is bad. Hence, there should be modest in one’s pursuit of money.
- Perfection is Possible.
As far as I am concerned, perfection is a myth. The more one strives to attain it, the more disappointments one encounters. The best thing therefore, is doing one’s best so one would be justified.
- You must be liked by everyone.
This isn’t even possible. I don’t know of any individual who is liked by everyone. No matter how good one might be or might appear to be, there will always be a bad egg in the crate.
I have outlined some basic facts that at this stage of my life have proved unrealistic. I guess you faced the same challenge too while growing up. Let me hear your voice in the comments too. Gracias