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Video: My Dad is a Liar

Do you have parents like this? I know I do to some degree. They came here with nothing and I'm sure it was hard as hell. Parents are people too. They want to know that someone is thinking of them. My parents have made many mistakes along the way, still I want to show them that I am grateful for all the things they have done right for me.

Talk about the sacrifices your parents made for you? Do you think they are happy?
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Have you made any sacrifices for your parents?
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Turned it off at 40 seconds. I know this is going to make me suicidal.
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That damn video made me feel.

I don't know what to say about my parents. I know they've done a lot of things to make me happy. Caring about a kid is never easy, that's true. I just wish they understood me and why I'm the way I am. Different people have different points of view, though...
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I guess my parents went to America to have a better education for me.. and they buy me things.
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Yeah, I was very poor during my childhood and my parents did everything to make sure we wouldn't starve to death.
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This is where people are wrong. Providing financially for your children is not sufficient.

It's not about money, not about food on the table each night. It's more than that. It's about bonding, supporting, and encouragement. And I believe i didn't get any of that, and still don't.



And yeah it's "tiring" to juggle all of these things, but people should have thought of that and weigh in the factors before they make babies. Or just abort the thing if you're not financially/emotionally prepared.
My opinion may be harsh, but I dislike not having any support. It's like not having parents or families at all.
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This is where people are wrong. Providing financially for your children is not sufficient.

It's not about money, not about food on the table each night. It's more than that. It's about bonding, supporting, and encouragement. And I believe i didn't get any of that, and still don't.



And yeah it's "tiring" to juggle all of these things, but people should have thought of that and weigh in the factors before they make babies. Or just abort the thing if you're not financially/emotionally prepared.
My opinion may be harsh, but I dislike not having any support. It's like not having parents or families at all.
Yea, many parents out there might not even have enough money to support their children. There are many people who live in poor countries, life is sometimes a dice roll and it sucks.
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Not something we should be able to openly or casually talk about, but yeah.

If I couldn't care for them I'd give my kids to someone I know I can trust.
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Watch it and the hug got me to tear up a bit.
Makes me grateful that I have good parents that taught me the meaning of hard work. Wouldn't be where i'am if not for their love and support. Hopefully when I have a kid I be able to give them a good life like my parents gave to me.
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Parents have a duty to their kids. I don't necessarily think every sacrifice should be made but there are necessary things that parents must do for their children or else they breach their parental duty.
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GayAsianBoy wrote:

This is where people are wrong. Providing financially for your children is not sufficient.

It's not about money, not about food on the table each night. It's more than that. It's about bonding, supporting, and encouragement. And I believe i didn't get any of that, and still don't.



And yeah it's "tiring" to juggle all of these things, but people should have thought of that and weigh in the factors before they make babies. Or just abort the thing if you're not financially/emotionally prepared.
My opinion may be harsh, but I dislike not having any support. It's like not having parents or families at all.


I'm in agreement. My own mother came to that realisation after we'd all grown up and flown the nest. We keep in contact but we aren't as close as we could have been. Have some provisions been met, certainly and we were grateful for it but some things were lacking and it had nothing to do with money or material things. At one point when we were very young we hadn't seen out parents in years and when we were reunited with our mother we couldn't even recognise her by sight. That happened just after the split with father and mother choose to keep studying for better job promotion prospects so she had to do something with us children whilst she was doing that.

Extended family reminded us that children in Africa were starving and we were clothed and had a home. We'd be thinking then post our darn lunch to those children because we're full up!

What happened was that the family life was sacrificed as well. It was all for the future.
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i agree with a previous poster that it isnt always about financial support. However, it is very important and potentially allows parents the opportunity to have the time to provide the other types of support because they are not busy working. Having said that, now that I am older, I would like to think my parents did the best they could because they were were young when they had me. Additionally, now that I know more about my grandparents and how they probably raised my parents. In hindsight I can understand some of my parent's behaviors better when raising me during my adolescence. I cannot agree with them, only understand hence I probably won't have kids because I'm probably unfit :9

Idk my thoughts on the video i guess..
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Well, I guess that fucker did lie.
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GayAsianBoy wrote:
And yeah it's "tiring" to juggle all of these things, but people should have thought of that and weigh in the factors before they make babies. Or just abort the thing if you're not financially/emotionally prepared.
My opinion may be harsh, but I dislike not having any support. It's like not having parents or families at all.


No way! That's just an unhealthy perfectionist attitude... we don't have to be perfect parents to have kids. And it's important to our full enjoyment of life to have and raise kids.

If you're thinking about having kids but you're intimidated by the unrealistic expectations of parents... don't listen to that tripe! Just be yourself and do your best! Raising kids isn't about sacrifice... it would be a sacrifice to not have any!
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