Our Relationship With Our Parents Is Irreplaceable

None of us had a choice in the selection of our parents — they were part of the cards dealt to us by fate. But it is precisely because of this fact that parents are irreplaceable — for whatever we choose in life, we can usually replace ourselves. I believe it’s the things that you don’t choose that are among the most valuable in life — our country, our bodies, our children and our parents. These immutable aspects of our lives, and how we respond to them, is what make and define us.

We tend to think that having a choice is vastly better than not, and that what we choose is…