“Yes. They model after their parents. So whatever the parents do, the children will mimic. For example, if their parents have bad habits like smoking, drinking or gambling, they will also learn to do those things.”
“Umm, I guess that depends on what you want in life? I’m enjoying the flexibility of being an online teacher. Being able to manage my work hours and time with my family has been an amazing experience.”
“Just… umm, Canadians are very hyper all the time. I feel like I can’t fit in. They talk a lot and don’t take breaks. I don’t know when I can speak so I just listen. It’s hard for me to make friends.”
Imagine bowling. Using the same set of standards, we judge ourselves and those we come across. So, in all honesty, our judgements say more about us than them.
I recalled early memories of spending hours at the bookstore with my sister while my parents roam around the mall. I remembered a time when I felt perfectly at ease with myself sketching artificial apples at the elementary school art club. Since when did I begin to minimize all my introverted qualities?