My parents have evolved a reasonable amount since I was a youngster.
Some of the things that bothered them then would barely phase them in this day and age.
One example is immigration, as they were commonly outspoken in their frustration with the high degree of immigration pouring into this country. I have had a huge amount of good friends over the years visiting our property who were the products of immigration to our country. On top of that, we had next door neighbors while in private school who were a severely kind couple from South Korea. They invited our family over for dinners all the time and showered us in surprisingly tasty Korean food that made my father’s mouth water. I’m truly delighted to see my parents evolving in their beliefs, especially in their mindset moving towards immigration. But I’ve also seen my parents shift in their views towards the marijuana plant more recently. They raised me to think that cannabis was a wicked gateway drug that would get me hooked on harder drugs in the long term. When I see my parents openly using and discussing CBD products as normally as they would alcohol, I find it challenging to come to terms with the cognitive dissonance that it gives me. They don’t really admit that they have completely flip flopped on something that used to be so tremendous to them! But what can I do about any of this? The most amazing thing I can do is stay positive and hope that they convert more people in their generation toward being supportive of cannabis, even if it’s just CBD and hemp. I haven’t bothered to ask my folks what their current opinions are of regular cannabis, but I can’t imagine they’re the same as they were previously.