And it’s hard to hate someone once you understand them.
You will notice
That what we are aiming at
When we fall in love is a very strange paradox
The paradox consists of the fact that when we fall in love
We are seeking to re-find
All or some of the people
To whom we were attached as children
On the other hand
We ask our beloved
To correct all of the wrongs
That these early parents or siblings inflicted on upon us
For that love contains in it the contradiction
The attempt to return to the past
And the attempt to undo the past
The first thought that crosses my mind when moving out to leave for college is that I can finally have some freedom and privacy to myself. The feeling of being one step closer to independence makes me oblivious to my parent’s aching hearts. Have you ever thought of what it’s like from their perspective? 18 years by their side, born and raised and nurtured for so long that they have not lived life without me for what seems like an eternity. Everyone eventually departs for college; their parent’s faces express none other except happiness and joy, but at the very same time, their hearts are being daggered with sorrow and anguish. Comparing this feeling to death is the first thing that comes to mind. Very soon, the guardians of the new generation will have completed their role and be disregarded. The parents will see their child less and less often and eventually they will drift apart. So next time, think of what your parents sacrificed for you to be happy and for you to move on in life. Think of what they endure everyday that you aren’t under their roof and under their care. Don’t take your family for granted and always appreciate what they have done for you, because in the end, they are the only people that will stick by your side regardless of what you have done or who you have become. Every moment you live without them is another moment they live without you.