Posts Tagged ‘mockery’

Majorcan Blog No 3: Abuse before Breakfast:

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

Families are wondrous and complex structures: where else could you be abused three times before breakfast and not be mortally offended? As humans we all have a distorted self image of ourselves, we are both better than and less than the pictures we carry in our heads. Families see this all and help redress the balance a little. 

We spend a great deal of time and energy trying to present an acceptable image of ourselves to the world, to ensure that we get on and are accepted. However, hopefully, our families accept us more or less as we are; they mock us, tease us, appreciate us and love us.

It is really one of the key measures of maturity to begin to see oneself a little more as they see us and to forgive ourselves our fragilities and failures without feeling the need to deny them.