FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 15 Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 21 hours ago) and read 666 times:
Airbus380.....I lost my parents ten years ago. It forced me to grow up in a great big hurry, and I was 30 at the time. I'll gladly give up everything I own to just have 10 minutes with them again. Do yourself a favor..tell them you love them & how much they mean to you. You may not get a second chance. Best regards.
"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7673 posts, RR: 18 Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 20 hours ago) and read 658 times:
Actually this is a question that I have over time put considerable thought into. Airbus380, this should give you some idea as to why you should value your parents more.
If I found out today that my parents were gone my life would be in disarray. While I no longer depend on them for much financial support I still depend on them greatly for many other things. My parents are the ones who made me who I am today. They are the ones who motavated me to do well in school. They are the ones who helped build my sense of self and my sense of right and wrong. They are, to a large extent, still my connection to a larger world that is still alien to me. What I am saying is that they are a part of me. When they are gone I will lose that part of me (metaphorically speaking), hopefully which I will be able to replace with what they have given to me.
I would be lost. Despite having friends that are much closer, physically and emotionally, than my parents... they provide much of my direction and sense of self.
My life would be disrupted. I would have to deal with not only the emotionally tradegy of it all, but have to deal with the stark reality of trying to bring their lives to a close. Something as a 21 year-old that I willingly admit I am not ready to do.
So heed my words and those of FlagshipAZ... without your parents life wouldn't be nothing but playing Playstation and flying all the time..... it would be very different.
Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
NWAirlines From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (11 years 8 months 16 hours ago) and read 642 times:
My parents piss me off a lot, and we scream and yell at each other on occasion, but they got seperated a couple of moths ago and I really felt bad about it. I am glad that they are back together now and I'm glad that I have my parents and my little brother.
As much as I say I hate school (mostly because I have to do tons of homework and I have to get up early), that is where all my friends are. And besides, if you didn't go to school and all you did was stay on Airliners.net all day, you couldn't become an airline pilot. You would have no education to become one.
Turbolet From Cape Verde, joined Nov 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1 Reply 13, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 594 times:
Well, I'm happy I do have parents because I was born (thanks for that!) and I also get on very well with them, so that's not a problem.
If they didn't care what I did - I'd get a girl to live with me. That's for sure.