In which way(s) you have followed in your parents footsteps and way(s) in which you’ve taken an opposite direction?
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My parents valued education, honesty, and humility, and I do too. I follow many of the child-rearing practices my parents modeled. I follow their conservative mindset in most respects.
But, unlike my parents, I focused on my education and career more than social life. When my mom was half my age, she was married with kids, and I will never bear children. My parents have pretty much always been in debt which has grown over the years; I loathe debt and avoid it like the plague. I am more liberal/crunchy than my parents when it comes to diversity, healthy lifestyle, stuff like that.
One thing that struck me recently is that I am a work-at-home entrepreneurial mom, which is just what my mom was when I was a tot. This is a total concidence – or is it?
I feel that I’m a lot like my parents when it comes to basic living and morals. The don’t steal, be honest, be good to others. Those kinds of things.
I “think” the most drastic difference in us is politically. We are on opposite sides of the fence in that regard.
I am very much like my parents in that I have always been taught to treat everyone the same regardless of how much money they have, their skin color, religion, etc. Also I think they taught me to be independent and hard working.
Differences, not a lot honestly. I’m very much like my parents. I am waaay more into my appearance than either of my parents ever were/are. Not sure if that is a good thing or not. : )
I am also very much like my parents. We have the same values and work ethics. I’m thankful to them for so many things that I now live and strive for. The only difference is I don’t go to church every Sunday.
I’ve thought about this question all day. I didn’t follow in my dads footsteps at all, he was an alcoholic that was never around. My mom stayed home with us until I was in school and in that respect I’m like her. She eventually worked outside the home and I stayed home and worked. I got her cleanliness for sure and she always made sure we sat down for dinner. Even though it never ended up well I think she meant well.
I’m a dreamer like my father.. but dreaming doesn’t put food on the table.