Discussing with my mother
by, 1st March 2012 at 06:17 PM (171 Views)
This is what my mother believes: that she and her insignificant life experience and interaction with roughly a whopping 0.0001% of the world population allow her to make (mostly sexist) generalisations that she believes hold true for the larger part of humanity.
Then when I tell her that there's no way that holds true, she starts going on on how she has life experience and I don't, and that I shouldn't reject whatever sexist stuff she's saying untill I'm her age and have her life experience. Also stuff one can read on the internet (even scientifical researches) do not compare to the value that is my mom's life experience and what conclusions she has drawn from it, appearently.
Also my mother appearently believes every single human live has "flows" in it that go the same way, so that one single person (her) can easily tell me what certain parts of life are like for everyone (i.e. marriage, according to her).
Rejecting any of this results in the same cycle that basically boils down to "I am right because I'm older than you" and how I'm too cynical for an 18-year old, and should be "more open to things".
I'm quite open to things, just not my mother's generalizations. When comparing the wole ordeal to my slightly-racist grandfather saying something negative about Moroccans, she said I should at least try to see what he's saying from his perspective, and again not immediatly reject it (yes, appearently I should keep my grandpa's perspective on how all Moroccans are criminals in mind untill I'm old enough to be able to prove otherwise with my own experience).
I had to sit through an hour of that, what is probably the most pointless and annoying (because there is no reasoning with my mother) discussion I ever had. More pointless than any discussion I've had on the internet, even. My mother is so fucking ignorant at times.
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