Whose choice is important your parents' or yours?In every step of our life, we are forced to make choices. When we are children, our parents make most choices for us. For example, our food, clothes, hobbies, etc. As we grow up we learn to make our own choices. However, our parents still make choices for critical decisions. For example, our future career, future groom or bride. The other day, my maid who is around 70 years old, said that she forced her second daughter to get pregnant the second time.
She said that her daughter was totally against this decision, but finally succumbed to her mother's will. The reason behind this choice of her mother was that the first child of her daughter is a girl child, which according to her mother is not "good enough" or not "worthy enough". She wishes that the second time, her daughter will give birth to a son.
I was surprised and thought that, my maid didn't even think the financial crisis she will be dragging her daughter into with this weird choice of hers. That forced me to think, do we sometimes compromise with our personal choices and surrender to our parents' choices, just to respect their wishes?
This is an entry to TOW contest.