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Our chances of surviving and thriving in this world won’t go up just because we’ll do what our parents tell us.
They like to think that their children will only fare well in their lives if they follow the script they (the parents) offer them. But that’s nothing but a nice story in a parent’s head.
They can’t know what will happen to their children if they won’t follow this script. They fool themselves that they are able to predict the future but, in fact, they aren’t.
Their children, on the other hand, sooner or later will buy into those misleading messages because, ever since they were little kids, they’ve been trained to live in fear. Fear of the future.
The reason why they end up doing precisely the things which their parents tell them they should do (in order to be “successful”) is simple. They are afraid that if they won’t follow this script bad things will happen/ their future will be screwed up. But the only basis for this conclusion is their belief, which developed thanks to the messages with which their parents polluted their young minds.
There is no evidence whatsoever which would support the thesis that able, ambitious and hard working young people who believe in themselves and do in their lives the things they choose (and reject their parents’ “advice”/ refuse to follow their orders) will have miserable lives.
As a matter of fact, I never heard of even one person who trusted himself/ herself consistently, always believed in himself / herself and in what he / she was doing, made his / her own life decisions, persevered in the face of difficulty, and hated his / her path.
And why is it so? Because, since we were little children, beating the odds has always been one of our best experiences. That’s the closest we can feel to being Superman or Wonder Woman.