Yesterday I watched a movie on Netflix called The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter and the rough plot of the movie is about a father who takes his son out into the woods to shoot his first deer. The father loves hunting, but it doesn’t seem to matter much to the kid, but still the dad basically forces the son to hunt the deer because he likes to hunt and he obviously wants his son to enjoy it too. I didn’t really think the movie itself was really anything special, but it has a theme that I think most people can relate to.
I think its natural for parents to want to share interests with their kids. Sometimes it takes a bit of brainwashing in order for your parents to get you interested in certain stuff. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. It seems that most parents would rather convince you to like something that they like rather than try and get used to what you enjoy and try and develop an interest in it too.
The only thing that I really remember my parents really pushing me on was hockey. I enjoy watching and playing hockey now, but there was a stretch when I really didn’t lie to play. My dad obviously wanted me to cheer for the same team as he did too so there was always a little bit of pushing to make sure I liked the Toronto Maple Leafs. I’m still a big hockey fan these days (and obviously most of Canada is) but I’m not sure if I would be now if not for all the pressure from my dad.
Did you parents push any hobbies or values on you? If so, are you still interested in them today or not?