by Gracee / Sunday / June 6, 2021
Liars are people who tell lies and I am sure you hate them. Who does not, right? We always wanted everyone to be true especially our family.
Our parents are the first people whom we literally see when we were babies. They are the ones who first care and make us feel and show what unconditional love is.
Parents have a big role in our lives. One of their roles is to foster learning and support their children to be physically, mentally, and emotionally okay. Besides, they are the people who first teach us MORALS and VALUES such as respect, compassion, forgiveness, generosity, patience, as well as honesty. Indeed, our parents are our first-ever teachers of everything.
We always believe in our parents' words since we were young. That is why it did not bother us to think twice or questioned their answers whether it is true or not. We were very amazed every time they told us stories and answered our questions confidently that made us trust all their answers without hesitations.
BUT, did you know that our parents are the best liars in our family?
We oftentimes believe everything they say that we forget that they are not perfect and they are also humans who also feel tiredness, stress, depression, and exhaustion.
How's your day?
How's your work?
Have you eaten your breakfast/lunch/dinner?
Are you hungry?
Are you tired?
We rarely ask these questions to them. And when we asked these questions, they answered"Yes, It's good or I'm okay" while smiling which gives us the impression that they are totally strong and fine. And if I am not mistaken, we rarely hear them complaining about their problems for they choose to hide it from us and just take the pain alone. We did not mind their answers if it is real or not for we are very confident that they are telling the truth for that is always what we here since then.
BUT the fact is, they are telling lies . . . . .
Our parents might show their strong sides and sometimes act as if all their words are true but we forget that our parents are the same as the other liars out there. They lie about their feelings every time we ask them like when we lie in front of our crushes. They pretended and act okay in front of us like when we pretended okay in front of ours partners. They act strongly when we are around. They even did not show their tears when they are in pain.
BUT their difference is that they lie to give us peace of mind;
they lie for us not to worry;
they lie for us to smile; and
they lie for us to enjoy our lives without thinking about them.
This is just ONE OF THE SACRIFICES of our parents that we fail to notice and appreciate. They choose to be liars for our own sake.
Most of the time, they choose to cheer us up and sometimes got angry just to hide their true feeling (hurt doubled) when they see us in pain, experience heartbreaks, failures, or did something wrong because they do not want to add to the burden we have inside.
Truly, our parents are one of a kind and worth keeping and loving. Our "Thank You" and "I Love You" are not enough to pay them back for all their sacrifices but these words surely make them smile and happy for seeing us so grateful for all the things they do is enough for them.
While I am writing this, tears are falling. For I just realized many things. I wrote this to have a topic to write about. Besides, I just heard this concept somewhere and just wanted to share my knowledge and opinion about it but it made me sad for I just realized how my parents lied many times just for us not to think about their feelings and struggles when they worked too hard just for us to eat three times a day and finish schooling.
I am going to end this because it tearing my heart into pieces while reading it many times. BUT I hope you also realize how your parents hide their true feelings and lied just for you to be happy and help you achieve where you are right now without thinking about their struggles and pains in past.
Have a nice day! 😊
MY OLD ARTICLES:
I Like You because..........
A Feeling of Admiration
Things I Know About You
Alone yet Not Lonely
An Inspiring Thought
Live More Worry Less
A Friends Visit
Relieved and Motivated
Puzzled and Shocked
Stay Connected yet Be Careful
A Bothersome Moment
A Feeling of Emptiness
Cheer Up and Be Strong
Interact Connect and Have Fun
Do More and Be Productive
Worried but not Hopeless
A Miracle from a Nightmare
A Childish yet Fun Game