Raise your hand if your parents ever asked you some variation of, “And if all your friends jumped off a bridge would you jump too?” in response to you arguing that ‘all your friends’ were going to be doing the thing they disapproved of or wouldn’t let you do.
I see alI the hands going up in unison. Ah, memories.
Do you remember what you said in reply? They probably stumped you with that one, right? I mean how can you argue that you would follow your friends off a bridge or cliff just because they were all doing it—that just seems ludicrous. Technically, you could have said, “Yes, I’ve always wanted to go skydiving or bungee jumping,” to be smart, but then again your parents probably would not have found that amusing.
Or you could have said this, which we think is a brilliant answer:
Mom / Dad, If all my friends jumped off a bridge [cliff] it’s because it was my idea. Your child is a leader, not a follower!
Now that my friends is an answer that your parents can probably respect and get behind—or at the very least will leave them stumped. Because we all know your parents are just concerned about your safety and want the best for you, while also wanting you to be able to think for yourself and make good decisions.
P.S. This answer works well for when your parents inevitably ask why on earth you are going to play bubble soccer, so start working on your delivery now.
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