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In what good ways are you like your parents?

It's kind of a cliché to say we don't wanna be like your parents, but some parents are awesome and we have good reason to be like them. In which ways being like your parent(s) made you a better person?

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    teaearlgraycold
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    I'd say I agree with 95% of what my parents did and how they raised me. I'm glad to be like them and every time I recognize I'm becoming more like them I'm happy. They're good people and live...

    I'd say I agree with 95% of what my parents did and how they raised me. I'm glad to be like them and every time I recognize I'm becoming more like them I'm happy. They're good people and live well. Honestly I feel like I should write a list of what I don't like about them because it's much shorter. Neither of my parents value fitness at all and eat unhealthily. Their diet could be much worse, at thankfully they aren't that into alcohol or other drugs. But that's the major area that myself and my brothers have improve upon. And to their credit, they consistently raised people that made those improvements for themselves.

    My parents are good to others and weigh the ethics of each situation they're in. I've seen them grow as people during moments where humility enabled them to see a new perspective on something. They have a foundational core that stands on its own integrity, but they aren't dead-set on ideals that they don't understand.

    They're normal people. They're not perfect but I couldn't be a good son if I demanded perfection of my parents.

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    1. fredo
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      Your parents sound awesome! It's important to have core values, but it's also important to acknowledge the limits of our understanding.

      My parents are good to others and weigh the ethics of each situation they're in. I've seen them grow as people during moments where humility enabled them to see a new perspective on something. They have a foundational core that stands on its own integrity, but they aren't dead-set on ideals that they don't understand

      Your parents sound awesome! It's important to have core values, but it's also important to acknowledge the limits of our understanding.

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    fional
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    My father and I share an endless font of curiosity (that I suspect stems from a hereditary bias towards ADHD, diagnosed recently in my case, and I strongly suspect in him). Combined with my...

    My father and I share an endless font of curiosity (that I suspect stems from a hereditary bias towards ADHD, diagnosed recently in my case, and I strongly suspect in him). Combined with my fortune in growing up alongside the nascent internet, back when it was about sharing information and not social engineering warfare, meant I have been able to build a fairly massive toolkit of expertise in a wide area of topics. I’d not downplay the detriments of ADHD but its influence in my personality has been to my benefit.

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    1. fredo
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      I'm ADHD as well, curiosity is certainly one of our traits. I'm interested in so many things. It's awesome that you can share this with your father.

      I'm ADHD as well, curiosity is certainly one of our traits. I'm interested in so many things. It's awesome that you can share this with your father.

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