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I think this thread is about emotions, duty and guilt toward parents, cultural expectations, and the dread of disappointing. It's about who has the right to define one's core worth as a human being; how to justify defining oneself when parents have claimed that right all of one's life.
However, that is not what I want. I want to hear from adults. I want to know if other parents are aware of this, and if there is some way to put an end to this cultural practice. Are parents guilty of such methods blind to this?