When someone has a kid, it’s understandable that they would want them to hold the same beliefs and ideals as themselves.
Though, after I had spoken up for myself, my mom turned to me and said “I would never have been allowed to talk to my parents that way” when I had just expressed that I disagreed.
I have my own opinions, and I won’t apologize for thinking for myself. I might not know everything, but neither do you. There’s a good chance that we are both wrong in our own right, though I would rather die knowing I stood up for my own thoughts rather than following you blindly.
She has threatened to take away my phone because she believes I have too much contact with the world around me,
She thinks my opinions are too radicalized and extreme,
That I am simply following the mainstream.
Rather, I’m plunging into the arctic cold water that is adulthood and with that comes autonomy.
I have the right to my own opinions and thoughts, she doesn’t have to agree with them, but punishing me for them? That’s wrong.
And that idea she brought up, about not being able to speak to her parents a certain way, aka disagree with them – I just don’t even know where to begin with it.
I expressed to her that I have self respect, and in having that I am willing to voice my thoughts without hesitation. Somehow she views that as entitlement.
In some fucked up way, she thinks that my “selfish nature” of loving and taking care of myself is uncalled for and a generational thing.
That wanting to go to therapy and wanting to eat fruits and vegetables is somehow entitled. I just want to take care of myself. I don’t want to be spoken down to. I don’t want to be hit. I deserve to love myself.