think twice before you reject parental objection (part one).

This is my second attempt at writing a new post for in the original entry, I went on and on, and so out of point that the article just took on a life of its own and became substantial enough for a separate (and totally unrelated) entry. So I shall keep this entry short and sweet, and write about what I had actually intended to post.

Tonight, I shall simply offer a rhetorical question but actually expect different responses:

“Would you rather have parental objection or parental rejection? And why?”

I know the answer is obvious but I want to know why most of us would choose the former. Do share your thoughts with me, if you will. I’m pretty sure some responses would surprise me.

I’d go to the extent of stating that parental objection is a BLESSING; so young people, don’t take parental objection – however annoying, frustrating, constricting and infuriating you may perceive it to be – for granted.

This was the one lingering thought on my mind the entire day. Now, tell me what’s on yours.

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About Joey Asher Tan

Apart from Jesus, I can do nothing; I am absolutely nothing without Christ.

Posted on January 20, 2011, in Attempted Provocation, Forever Young, In Your Face, Quote & Unquote, Spontaneous Conversations and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I would prefer parental objection, mainly because it offers me a choice.

    I’m a person who likes to think a lot. I love to ask the question “Why?”

    When I decide to do something, it’s because I have already been thinking along certain lines, and it is PROBABLY the only perspective with which I’ve seen the situation – which leads to my particular action.

    When my parents say no, naturally I’d ask, “But why?!” And their explanations would provide a different perspective. If I’m able to let go of my pride (another valuable lesson learnt indirectly!) and looks at things objectively, I’m able to re-choose, this time with with technically more “choices”.

    Of course objection also indicates interest in the subject at hand. I object because I have similarly strong feelings regarding this subject that concerns you, even though I necessarily look at it the same way. Rejection means not being bothered to or not wishing to engage the subject.

    • hi zi ning, the older i get the more i enjoy asking why. but i also ask God for the serenity to accept it when He tells me “there is no why”. may some of my youths catch your good attitude towards parental objection. you have a cool dad btw. i always like it when he’s around during staff meetings – honestly, his in-your-face honesty is a breath of fresh air. (:

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