This little numbnut has been the only stable and constant thing in my sometimes ridiculous life for the last 12 years and I have no idea how that much time has passed but im eternally grateful for her predictably obnoxious self.
Humans don't know how to love even half as well as dogs do and we should be taking notes from them. #mansbestfriend
Someone asked me to write on how a child feels when emotionally abused & mistreated by his parents. Besides feelings of low self esteem, insecurities, fear of never being good enough, neglect and suppression of emotional self which will materialize in adolescence as anger and dominance, I don't know what to say. Parents do set high expectations for their kids, and that's natural but neglect, abuse and overwhelming expectations ruin the childhood experience. Being from South Asian family, I know how parents tell kids how great, intelligent and outspoken children of others are and that incites feeling of insecurity of a child. Once while reading a book, I overheard my mother telling my 11 year old sister about my cousin who is doing well in academics. Before I could let out a "Sigh", my mom continued on talking but then she told my sister that "I am not telling you about him to make you feel lower or feel competed against, I am proud of you but I am just appreciating him because we should appreciate others for doing good & there's nothing wrong with it." Folks, I literally smiled well because you see the difference her words made? Had she continued on talking about my young cousin, it would have generated feelings of low self esteem, but hey, this is the same lovely woman who raised me & I couldn't expect any less from her either. Don't stand idly by and normalising emotional abuse, it's NOT ok and realize that words have as much of an impact on adults as well as kids. Have a lovely day.