do you agree?

December 16th, 2008


I’ve learned that your family won’t always be there for you. People who aren’t related to you can show more of a genuine support for you as well as your goals. ¬†It might sound strange, but they will actually care for or even love you more. ¬†Families aren’t biological!

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  • 1. Jenn  |  December 16th, 2008 at 1:55 PM

    I’ve been put in the position for a while now where my family seems to be in the outfield and my friends have no problem with stepping up to the plate to offer me a helping hand.
    I haven’t been able to visit your blog for weeks and now, as I’ve finally have the opportunity to get online, your site is the first I visited- hoping to be somewhat enlightened.
    That is exactly what I am.

    You never cease to amaze me.

  • 2. Mo  |  December 16th, 2008 at 9:11 PM

    Man.. I like that. But I think every family unit functions completely differently. Some families click, some don’t. I can’t imagine how many factors would affect it…

    My personal experience has taught me my family thinks they’re supporting me when they’re not… they want me to be financially secure skipping over being secure within myself, which has never really been addressed to me. They want me to live a comfortable life but I’ve kinda polarized against them and just went the personal fulfillment route. I honestly don’t know if their support is genuine or obligatory (our culture is much more family-oriented that American culture), but all I know is I’ve never really felt as if I fit in my family.

    I definitely feel like if there were no cultural obligations some families would disperse, but there is a certain something that you feel towards people that you grow up with or that raise you. Some people more than others.

  • 3. Et Cetera  |  December 17th, 2008 at 12:53 AM

    Families are definitely not biological. I’ve learned that I need a healthy balance of the two because sometimes friends will tell you what you want to hear rather than what you need to hear. I can count on my biological family to pretty much keep it real at all times. When it comes down to it though it takes time to find out who really has your back, related or not.

  • 4. Mr.Otero  |  December 17th, 2008 at 10:04 AM

    I think families feel they know whats best for you sometimes or cant see past their own mistakes or flaws. But ive learned that it is my closest of friends who are my family.

  • 5. Rich  |  January 29th, 2009 at 3:25 PM

    Well, I dont agree that friends will love you more than your family. You instantly have a connection with your fam because you’re apart of them. But as you grow your friends are who you are around more often and maybe they will know your interests and desires more. But as far as loving and caring, both do..

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