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gw3n8238dI'm glad you know how privileged you are. For example, my parents don't even have a clue what programming is nor do they grasp how much of a creative outlet it is to me. I tried to explain but they still think it's for autistic people because they read about that in the news. I'm happy for you that you have such a close relationship with your dad and you can learn so much from him :)
I'm hoping to be like this with my children.
By contrast, my parents were abusive, thought "video screens" were addictive and useless, and that programming was just disguised gaming or a way to hide from the "real world." They insisted that I should be out learning about cars and car repair/restoration (dad wanted a boy...) or following in my mother's shoes by getting an MBA and starting a food company.
I chose to be a developer instead, and now I make as much as my mother did as district manager / vice president, and twenty years sooner. I also actually enjoy my work!
( I also don't ever talk to them for many reasons not mentioned herein. )
That is very nice.
> "thought "video screens" were addictive and useless, and that programming was just disguised gaming or a way to hide from the "real world." "
Believe it or not, most of the parents thought that back in those days. And screens were/are addictive, esp for kids :) You have kids - you should know ;)
I recall those days quite vividly. And screens were (and still are) indeed are a problem with introvert children and teens. They were with me and most of the kids I knew..
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