I am the most "improvisational" person I know. They have other words for people like me: Bohemian lifestyle, leader, non-conformist, etc. I've always just followed my own heart, regardless of how "popular" that route was. It never bothered me to go against the grain.
I fought governmental interests on ecological issues long before "Green" became a popular notion. I gave birth at home long before there was a home birthing movement. I created my own businesses so I wouldn't have to answer to anyone.
My kids are both conformists. Major conformists! They have both adopted popular dogma and have really run with it. I am proud of them! They are joyous and wonderful and very popular. I just don't understand what happened: how could a mother like me have kids like them? Please enlighten me here!
My son is a Marine officer. He graduated magna cum laude from The Citadel and was part of that extraordinary elite - the Summerall Guard. He is married to his college sweetheart and is proudly serving our country. He is super conservative (as you have probably guessed it, I am "somewhat" liberal).
My daughter has embraced religion. She is very active in her church (different from mine - different religion altogether!!!). She has three bibles, one of which she carries with her at all times. Other kids have less optimal discretionary time activities; she studies the bible... I was hoping that she would attend a liberal college; she wants to go to a Christian college.
I'm not complaining here. My kids are truly wonderful! I am happy to see them so joyous and productive. They have found their niche, and they are fulfilled and satisfied. They have NONE of my restlessness and quest for answers. I just want to know what happened here. Do kids always go in the opposite direction from their parents?