Sunday, December 16, 2012

I Could Never Live In a Home That Was...

I read Bloggy Moms Blog Dare, they have daily writing prompts and this one just jumped out at me. So I had to jump in for today's topic.

I could never live in a home that was...closed minded and you could only be one way.

I grew up in, and have created with my spouse, a home where you are free to share your opinions and are encouraged to THINK. Argue even. I can't imagine I could ever survive in a home where everyone had the same views about EVERYTHING. Where's the fun in that?

My favorite love song EVER, is "Someone" by Depeche Mode:

"She'll hear me out
And wont easily be converted
To my way of thinking
In fact she'll often disagree
But at the end of it all
She will understand me"

That's all I ever wanted.

I could never live in a home that was lacking in people who thought for themselves.

I hope that by creating a place where you are free to express your thoughts, possibly have them challenged, but not made to feel misunderstood. In a few years we'll have lively discussions at the dinner table about politics, current events, family problems and how to solve them. I can't imagine a happier home than that.


  1. I think you've hit upon what many people crave in relationships - to be known, to be understood, while being giving the freedom to think for ourselves. That sounds like a happy home to me, too.

    I came from the Hump Day Hook Up at A Mother Life.

    1. It's funny, we all want that, but we all have a hard time giving that, sometimes. Me included ;)

  2. if you all agree then someone is compromising... It's ok to have a differing opinion.
    Thanks for hooking up at the Hump Day Hook Up!

    1. I don't think comprise is bad (as long as it's not always the same person) in fact we all need it. It's the not being able to share your true self I don't get.

  3. I grew up in such a home (closed-minded) so props to you.

    1. Thanx. Did you find that had a big or small influence in how you are now? If you don't mind sharing...