Maybe we are what we pretend to be.

Month: February, 2013

I Know They’re Not Proud Of Me

When I checked Daily Post it hit me. I had been so excited about what they’d ask us to write about that when I found out I immediately wanted to skip today’s prompt.

I couldn’t think about the last time someone told me they were proud of me. 

Maybe because no one is proud of me and that’s why I wanted to escape this topic. After all, I decided to face it.

I am going to write about it even though there’s no one proud of me. However, after I’m done with this post I want to say that I made myself proud.

This post is for me. 

There was a time when I even fell into depression because I realized that my parents weren’t proud of me and I told myself over and over again that I wasn’t worth them. They’d be so much better off without me.

It took me quite a while to recover. Yet, I’m not sure If I actually have fully recovered.

This isn’t going to be about my depression but I know that if someone would have made me feel like they had been proud of me I might have not fallen into such a deep hole.

As I got better you might think someone has finally told me they were proud of me but I truly can’t remember anyone doing it lately. I started to ignore my desire for making my parents proud, while still trying to make them proud secretly.

I tried harder in school, started to write a novel and concentrated on things I was good at. And just the thought of how my parents could be happy about better marks made me feel good. In the meantime I was afraid that one bad mark could destroy it all, which made it almost impossible for me to continue.

I wasn’t even trying to break the cycle. It was part of me.

So whose fault is it? 
In my situation, are my parents the one to blame because they didn’t realize how hard I was trying or were my efforts not enough?

Eventually, I think we shouldn’t try to make someone proud of us.

 Pride goes before a fall., describes it perfectly. Even if it’s not someone’s intention to be better than anyone else but just the ardent wish to be appreciated, usually there’s no happy end.

Few weeks ago I told someone I was proud of him. He said “thank you” and I wondered why he said it as he deserved credit. 

Now I understand.

It’s not something you gain, it’s a gift.
So if someone doesn’t tell you they’re proud of you even if you expected it doesn’t mean you did a bad job.
It’s their decision and if they tell you that they’re proud of you in the end, prize it highly.

These words aren’t valuable in money. 



How To Get Rid Of Your Stupid Annoying Parents

Teenagers these days have one huge problem: Parents.
They can’t do whatever they want to, they can’t stay out until the next morning, they can’t even pay their own bills.
Luckily, there are some things teens can do to get rid of those monster of care.

  1. Move out.
    Yep, you read it right – that’s one of the best possibilities.
  2. Move your parents out.
    This even sounds better.

Let’s get a close look at the suggestions above.

1. Run!
There might be some difficulties but if you really want your parents to stop bothering you you are able to deal with it.
So when your parents are sleeping you just pack your things and then quietly leave the house.

And you’re free.

Now, you finally can do whatever you want to. That’s for sure.
Come home early? Oh, you don’t have to come home at all! You can make friends with anyone you want to, like that one guy lying on the pavement, and you can drink and do drugs and no one will care!

Well, your parents might call the police – just another sign of how they are such a pain in the ass. As someone with parents like this develops a will of iron, I bet nothing can stop you. You can try and hide somewhere or just leave town in time.

Not to forget, you don’t have to go to school anymore or clean your room because you don’t have one anymore, obviously.

2. Dude, 86 your parents, they suck.
Best time to do that is when your parents aren’t at home. Take their stuff and leave it on the front porch – except there are useful things which you can keep.    Also, make sure, you’ve taken away their keys otherwise it might get really awkward. In this case, come up with something original like “Ha ha it was just a joke. You know, I’d never do that.” or/and run (as already mentioned). 

Now you can throw parties and leave the mess, cook for yourself and pay for water, electricity and you will be surprised what else for.

Important to mention is that you need to get a job, but working is so much better than school, isn’t it?

You’re a teenager and you will never know everything as much as you do right now.  So act as long as you don’t have your own children whose only wish is to get rid of you – ungrateful beasts.

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