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My parent(s) wanted me tobe happy. That's all they've ever said they wanted for their kids. It's taken me a lifetime to realize that happiness isn't something you can completely control. Depression runs in my family, as does self-medicating with alcohol. No matter how much you...

My parent(s) wanted me to graduate from college and do something with my life. "Big deal" you probably think. However, I was born in 1938 and raised on a small farm in Wisconsin where my father was born and went 8 years...

My parent(s) wanted me toeat Vicks Vapor Rub. I had a really bad cold and could not breathe through my nose. My Mom and the other adult told me to go to the bathroom and get the Vicks Vapor Rub. They told me if I ate the Vicks Vapor...

My parent(s) wanted me tonever let people forget about the holocaust! They were holocaust survivors and I am their only child. They met and married in Israel where I was born. Their dream was to come to the land of the free, we're they sought religious...

My parent(s) wanted me tobe successful in life so they pushed me hard and made sure I succeeded

My parent(s) wanted me tofollow my dreams and passions to become an Artist. They were my biggest supporters. I was very fortunate.

My parent(s) wanted me tobecome a foreign diplomat to Russia since I studied high school and took college Russian while I was still in high school. But the Cold War was still raging and i realized upon entering college as a Russian major that there was...

My parent(s) wanted me tosurvive in what they had experienced as a cruel and unfair world. During WW2, my father was in concentration camps as a Polish Jew and my mother survived many deprivations as a Czech Catholic. They were immigrants to this country and did...

My parent(s) wanted me tobe happy and be a good a person and be a well-rounded individual. My mother (who was Valedictorian in her high school and was also voted "Wittiest") said she would rather have a well-rounded "C" than an oblong "A" for a...

My parent(s) wanted me toNot be Queer. My father died when I was 2, I had 3 older siblings. My mother re-married a man that was a MP in the Marines. He felt like he was doing the right thing stepping up to the plate...

My parent(s) wanted me todo my best. Try, even if you fail. This mantra is with me always. I grew up a poor white kid in a predominately black inner city community. Youngest of 4 from working class parents, I was the only sibling to graduate...