Thursday, July 21, 2011

Great line of the day

Carolyn Hax replies to a question about whether to tell the child that their parent didn't want the pregnancy:
Don’t succumb to the temptation of making your origin your destiny.
Don’t read too much into your childhood, either, for that matter, and whether your parents were or weren’t over the moon. Your parents decide whether you exist and whether they’ll do right by you, but they don’t get to decide whether you matter. That’s something every one of us, pampered or buffeted, gets to decide for ourselves.
Emphasis mine.

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