by W.R. Cummings
“Scrolling through Facebook this morning, I passed a picture someone had posted, which said, ‘Stop blaming your parents for how you turned out. You’re grown now. Your mistakes are your own. Grow up. Forgiveness is important.’
“I think I understand where the creator of the post was coming from, but I also think they must’ve been very under-informed about what childhood trauma actually does to the brain. I’m sure the sentiment behind the statement was to encourage people to take responsibility for their own choices, to work hard to overcome obstacles, and to avoid leaning on emotional crutches.
“However, I can’t help but wonder about the life of the person who wrote it.”