What is family? And is it important to have family in your life?
To me - family is one of the most important things in my life. Everyone has a different outlook on what family is and how they value it.
Having family isn't sharing a common surname or bloodline. Family is about having people in your life that are commitment to you and support you unconditionally.
Unconditional support is a really, really important point that I think a lot of people don't fully comprehend. Lots of people (and family) say they are there for you but typically it's conditional.
There are family that will stop you because they are basically bad people and you drew a short straw in being related to a bad personal. But also keep it mind - family that try and stop you from doing the things you really want to do in life are not always doing so with bad intentions.
Typically they project their fears and shortcomings onto you because they come from their own perspective.. and that's all they can do. They are afraid of living life outside certain parameters and so when they see you making moves to do so they naturally react and try to protect you.. because they love you!
In these circumstances it's best to communicate with them and tell them you're not afraid to live life on your terms and if they really care about you they will support you through whatever comes. If not, then they are coming from a selfish perspective where they are projecting their beliefs onto you as if they have more value than your own, and these are the people you should steer clear from.
The most common characteristics in human cultures across the world is food, music, fashion and family. Family is important.
I find it amazing when people think family is not important. When people say that I think one of two things is going on: one, they are living a lonely life or two; they don't actually realise what their definition of family is and they have non-bloodline family in their life acting as their family e.g. they have a supportive partner and/or friends.
If you don't have supportive family in your life you should put energy into attracting people who support you positively and unconditionally.
Don't let anyone limit your beliefs or actions in life. There are too many stories of people not following their real path out of consideration for their blood family.
Real family want you to live the life you want to live. They will help you when you're down and celebrate when you're up!