One of the most successful perspectives I have developed is realizing that I am nothing like anybody else, and they are nothing like me. This puts an effective end to comparisons and expectations.
Here you are, The Crow!!!!God bless.
This is a great quote for any parent. My son told me the other day that I wanted him to be me! I must be giving that impression without realizing it. It's time to start realizing.......Hugs,Betty
Don't worry, it's not just you that wants everyone to be them. Almost everyone wants everyone else to be them. A modern western insecurity crisis. It's good that you identified this and feel it needs addressing. It does! On the other hand, every son, everywhere, always observed this about his mother.
Thanks Whirlingbetty and The Crow for your beautiful insights..God bless you..