Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged
I have to repost this link by Jonathan. I'm not sure how I feel about this post and the posting over at Make Love Not Debt. I had this huge post written about my relationship with my parents and with money, but I don't think I want to brave the moonbats on the internet to post it here. Money and family relationships are very touchy subjects and I don't think it's really nice of people to spring to conclusions based off of one highly emotionally charged post.
In the first personal finance community I joined, there was a guideline, "Some people had college loans. Some people ran up a lot of debt during and right after college. Some of us did both. Please don't criticize anyone for their past behavior. Be solution oriented. If you're going to provide criticism or a suggestion, please do it constructively." I guess the main thing is to be respectful of the blogger, especially when it's clear they've hit a nerve pretty hard and the recoil is a blog post.
I like to amuse myself by appearing as an ingrate sometimes on this blog. The fact of the matter is that I am spoiled by the deliberate actions of my parents. It's a complex thing. I have been both coddled and beaten. Old school Asian families are tough places to grow up. I've lived pretty much with a fully belly and shod, but in the ghetto and in the suburbs. There are things about filial piety which I think a lot of Americans don't understand easily. So I really don't think that being judgemental about Her's reaction to her mother serves a purpose. What she really needs is help with planning a wedding inexpensively, or else someone should write a blog rant about how stupid American culture and media tells girls from young age that a wedding is her be-all-end-all life experience.
That's my two cents. Rant here in the comments if you like. Normally my rule is to publish all comments, though I prefer them not to be completely anonymous. This time I reserve the right not to publish out comments that are distasteful, disrespectful, or just plain unkind or rude.