If you want to understand your parents more, get them to talk about their own childhood; and if you listen with compassion, you will learn where their fears and rigid patterns come from. Those people who 'did all that stuff to you' were just as frightened and scared as you are.
I've been a big fan always of getting my camera in different places and trying to seek the unusual vantage point.
Both now and for always, I intend to hold fast to my belief in the hidden strength of the human spirit.
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