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It’s okay to let go of your family

Some people break their child. Just because they brought us into this world, doesn’t make them infallible in our eyes. Just as a mother isn’t infallible in any child’s eyes. They can fuck it up — they can fuck them up. As much as bringing a child into the world is part of parenthood, it is more importantly the role you take in that child’s life.

Society tells us that family is number one in your life — they come first. Civilisations and countries are built on the notion of the strength of the family unit. They would do anything for you, and you would do anything for them, so you can use them as a rock when needed.

It’s not always the case. The truth is, they are just people. They are not infallible. They are not perfect. They can be bad, and cruel, and toxic — despite being your blood. And it’s okay to walk away.

Insanity does not run in my family: it strolls through, taking its time, getting to know everyone personally.

The old saying goes;

The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb

And it’s constantly cropped down, altered, and consequently misinterpreted as the notion that the blood of your family is a stronger bond than any other. Aka «Blood is thicker than water». In actuality it tells us that the blood shed in battle with your allies is a stronger bond than that of simple genetics.

Simple genetics is all you’ve allowed yourselves to be to me.

And it’s not the end of the world. And it’s okay. You can bet I’ve learned to appreciate my allies.

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