All of us, at one time or another, has said this (or something similar) to one of our parents. If you’re a parent, you’ve probably even heard it from your own kids. And when you do hear this from your kids you probably hear yourself saying the same thing to them as you heard from your own mom or dad:
If everyone jumped off a bridge, would you?
You don’t live at Everyone’s house, you live at our house.
We don’t do things in life because everyone does them, we do things because they are the right thing to do.
We’re not everyone, we’re our own family and we do things differently.
It is so easy as a kid to feel like everyone is doing something that you are not allowed to do. You start feeling a little like the outcast, like everyone around you is part of some special club, or you laugh at jokes and stories that don’t make any sense to you because you didn’t get to go to the movie everyone else saw, or see the TV show that everyone else watched, or go to the party that everyone else went to.
And then you became an adult!
Suddenly you could make your own decisions. No one could tell you that you couldn’t do something.
Or … maybe not.
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