The latter quote is clear evidence that people should not leave it to others to inform them of how certain concepts in life work. Janie listened to her grandmother’s ideas about love and went into her first marriage enormously unguided. In the end she felt very disappointed with her marriage to Logan, but nonetheless, she was able to learn that marriage and love were not always synonymous. If Janie would have never experienced marriage herself, it is very possible that she would have remained ignorant to the fact that a marriage between two individuals does not result in love every time. People should learn from Janie’s experience about witnessing and living things for themselves instead of just trusting the opinions and beliefs of
I was another member of the family! My sisters says that when I was little it was annoying for me to be the troublemaker. My family accepted me and I am thankful for that. My family never betrayed, nor left me. They have always been by my side and no matter how bad and annoying I am they have always loved me.
Leighton Meester believed she had the power to change her destiny. She believed she could so she did and she has become what she is today because of everything she has gone through as a child. Had she let the circumstances get the best of her, she wouldn’t have been an amazing sister and mother or an accomplished model, singer-songwriter, and actress she is today. She didn’t allow her circumstances to define her. She didn’t allow her past to affect her.
The mother never acknowledged Luna’s differences; she would have made her life so much easier. “My mother was a monster”(p.228). In conclusion, parents should care about their child and help them through any problems in their life. Finding out information like that can be scary and overwhelming. However, you have to accept the person for who they are and what they want to be in life.
An Ideal parenting never existed. Our parents, their parents and so on, did everything they thought and could that would be better for their kids. Wanted or not, but we all are influenced in a certain way by our parents. It is always going to be a part of our self-identification, personal “I”. Running away from that won’t help, but hurt existence and will bring sad memories.
Society today has lead us to think about many things in different ways. Your parents have always told you how you should never talk to strangers or pay attention to them, but aren't we all strangers? Growing up, the adults in my eyes were all somewhat strangers excluding my parents. My parents were the ones I was supposed to trust and teach me the ways of being a good person. My mom still talks about how as long as I become a good person she’ll be happy, but what does becoming a good person mean?
Since I am the oldest child, I’ve always had to send a good message to my younger siblings and take responsibility for my actions when I didn’t. No one can have perfect character, it is impossible because everyone makes mistakes. I have shown responsibility by doing what 's right even though there might be consequences. When I make a mistake, I feel very bad and try to make up for it by making sure the work is perfect. I am always honest even though I know I could alway take the easy way out by cheating or lying.
Ever since I can remember I have always wanted to make a difference and help anyone in need that I possibly could. From the start of my childhood, I can recall helping my mother care for my great grandparents, so they would be able to live out the rest of their lives from their home, instead of in a nursing home. As a young child it was extremely difficult to live with and watch my loved ones deteriorate as they got older, as their condition got worse and worse, and saw my mother having a difficult time keeping up with caring for both of my great grandparents 24/7, it put a lot of stress on the family. However, I am grateful to have been able to help my mother care for them. Growing up in such a caring and loving household made the situation
I was taught how to be strong and independent not to have to rely on anyone because if I want something I had to work for it. Those that thought that growing up without a father puts me at a disadvantage are wrong I feel as if I am at the advantage. I love my mother more than anything and I couldn 't thank her enough for what she has done for me both in all the sacrifices she has made to better my future and always being my number one motivation to be successful. She may not know it but I strive to make her proud in everything I involve myself in. My mother has shaped me into someone to be proud of, always pushing me for my best even when I thought I couldn 't do any
There were times when my parents spoiled me but I was always taught to be thankful of the things that I had and to not be so selfish. Having two other siblings helped me prevent the want of being selfish. I do not know what I would do without my family. My family is very inspiring because they show me all aspects on how I should live my life through their experiences like education, parenting, and work ethic. My family’s past experiences also teach me how to live my life the best way possible.