Daily Archives: December 10, 2011

Mistakes

How do you sit back and watch someone you love make a mistake? When you KNOW that this thing is wrong on so many levels? When you know that your opinion will fall on deaf ears even if you give it, when you know the person’s heart is set on this path to what you see as self destruction and torment?

It’s something that I struggle with as a parent too – you can only guide your kids so much, at what point do you sit back and let them make their own mistakes so they can learn from them? At what point or which type of situation do you step in and give voice to your oppositional opinion?

As a friend, a parent, a sibling, a lover – is it our job to just support even if we don’t agree? Do we keep our mouths closed if not asked for our opinion? Do we only voice our thoughts if asked? Should we support a friend / family member even if they take a different path?

Lots of rambling thoughts for a Saturday night….. is unconditional love really unconditional??