Sometimes the people closest to you feel obligated to know every single detail of your life and while its great to have a support system, be mindful that some people can give advice/opinions from a biased nature. You have the right to privacy and that should be respected.
"People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway. If you are honest and…
I want to say that I have no particular agenda for my boys’ future, that whatever they do, I will love them and support them and be happy for them. I sure as shootin’ don’t want to be in the business of wanting things for my kids. That’s a perilous line of work, right there.
Still, I suppose there is one thing I do want: That whatever they choose for themselves, be it cabin or castle, trapping or trading, comes from themselves. That they are able to conduct themselves in alignment with their sense of what is right and wrong, what is almost unfathomably beautiful and what is unspeakably and sometimes unforgivingly tragic.
It’s not an easy thing to find, that alignment, and I suspect it’s not going to get any easier. Seems to me as if the world’s moving in a direction that makes such discovery increasingly difficult. But if there’s one thing I hope, it’s that my boys think it’s at least worth looking for.Worth Looking For by Ben Hewitt (via fuckyeahradicaled)