I would be ashamed to have any child I was raising was talking to someone about their non custodial parent and tell them that they hate their “mommy” or “daddy.” I don’t understand why some parents then stand there beaming at the child like they have just earned an “A” on some test. My heart would break if my child were to tell other people that their “mommy” or “daddy” doesn’t love them. I would NEVER put my child in that kind of position or EVER let them believe that, no matter what the circumstances.
I wonder sometimes if these parents who feed their children such hate know how terrible a parent it makes them look. It really does. Think about it. You are teaching your child to hate, and you are denying them love. On what planet does that constitute being a good parent? Not in any intelligent one.
Yup wake up people. Money, power, prestige … most people are waking up to how shallow and empty that all is. If you are basing your value on these things then you are sadly sadly missing out on life and what is real and meaningful.
There are so many good, talented people out there who have nothing and I would rather spend a lifetime with most of them, than 5 more seconds with someone whose only conversation is how expensive their dress is and look at another “toy” they just bought. When I think of some of the opportunities I would have missed out on in my life, had I judged myself or others by superficial crap, I am grateful beyond belief that I was surrounded by people who taught me better.
A life without regrets, recognizing this balance . . . I have learned to live it. Even if life did not give me what I wanted, it has always given me what I needed and no experience is lost, if I hold on to the lesson.