- Feb 26, 2013
There were truths that my parents found too difficult for me to hear as a child; they simply didn't tell me them and explained why they couldn't do so. Sometimes it was, "when you're older, you'll understand." or "It's not appropriate for you to hear now, but someday.". They didn't make up things to soothe me.Maybe i am being selfish, Angela. maybe the truth is too harsh for some people's children...and they've discovered that a lie is more soothing, and therefore, more educational and uplifting for their children. i shouldn't try to sway these people to my way of thinking, just because i don't get why they feel that the only way their children can be happy is through their lies. that's them. they know what's best for their children. who am i to question why they would want to do that.
on the other hand, if i choose to tell my children the truth, vice their lies, they shouldn't try to sway me to their way of thinking--you do you, and i'll do me. if their children don't have the mental makeup to hear the truth, they shouldn't be told the truth. they would know that better than i would. with that said, and to keep from breaking any of Destee's rules, i'm going to walk away.
Not being able to tell the child a truth is not the same as telling them an unnecessary lie for the sake of making yourself smile on christmas day. To me, that's selfish.