Do you ever look at your parents and Get surprised at how similar you are? Or, do you ever get surprised of how different you are? do you ever wonder how different you can be? Do you ever get scared that you might be so the different? Or, on contrary, so the same? Sometimes, we get shocked how depressed youths or young alcoholics or drug addicts could have come from such a good family. Didn’t they have a good role model and good family background?
But, think about it. Sometimes when you look at your own parents, do you ever wonder if you will be the same as them? As you see other people respecting them and wanting to be with them, Do you wish that you can be just like them? Someone as caring or as open-minded or as determined? Do you ever get scared that you won’t be as awesome as them – your role models? Do you wonder if, by being their children, you can be just like them?
But, on the other hand, sometimes, do you ever wish that you will NOT end up just like your parent? As you look at them, putting down their dignity to work at such low-paying jobs, do you wonder what you can do NOT to end up like them? Do you wish that you can be more understanding or more responsible or more successful? do you make a list of things you will NOT do when you become as old as how your parents currently are?
Coz, really, with every experience we go through, we grow and grow and most of the time, away from our family. But, in that future, whether you are a success of a failure, how far can you look back and blame your genes? Because, when that apple fell, gravity worked on it. But then again, how much gravity worked on it? and, how far can the fruit fall from the tree?