The social behavior which we systematically reproduce from generation to generation interests me a great deal. When we are born, an adult takes charge of us, because, first, as a species which is not self-sufficient we cannot survive without someone caring for us in the first years of life, and also because we need to be loved in order to become strong and grow. When I speak of an adult, I do not necessarily refer to a biological mother or father. Instead, I am speaking of any individual who is responsible for raising and educating a baby, child or adolescent. There are so many of us who have been raised by a guardian.
All of us want to be the best parents and set the best example. We know that it is impossible to be perfect and so, within our imperfection, we think that providing the best for our offspring means turning them into replicas of ourselves. I know that it is unconscious most of the time and I am not judging. But it is not fair that our children have to absorb and replicate our own energy, with the good and bad that this implies. The time has come for us to face up to the fact that we cannot continue to “impose ourselves” on the younger generation.Read More