goop (goop) wrote in thequestionclub,
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I really should be sleeping.

I know I just posted but this episode of Roseanne got me thinking.. Ok, the last few episodes, the parents have been really rude to the sarcastic, selfish, 20-something daughter... Roseanne is telling Darlene that she is glad she's in college and all that but that she is jealous (I think that was the word she used) because of everything Roseanne had to sacrifice for her to get there.. working crappy for jobs for little pay just to keep the family going...

Anyway, it got me thinking. When you're little, your parents sacrifice a lot for you but you're too young to really appreciate it, you just take it for granted because you don't know any better.

So in general (because every situation is different, but there can always be an "in general"):

1. Do you think that a parent has the right to feel angry at their kids for becoming what they've made them and for having to make sacrifices along the way?

2. When the child enters adulthood, do you think she owes anything BACK to her parents, or do you think she should "pay it forward" by providing the same opportunities for her own potential kids or other loved ones?

2a. If you think she owes back to her parents, in what way do you think she owes them?
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