My parents have evolved a shockingly huge amount since I was a kid.
Some of the things that bothered them then would hardly even phase them these days.
One example is immigration, as they were very commonly outspoken in their frustration with the high degree of immigration coming into this country. I have had a pretty large amount of awesome friends over the years going to visit our residence who were the products of immigration to our country. On top of that, we had next door neighbors while we were in school who were a relatively kind couple from South Korea. They invited our family members over for dinners at least once per week and showered us in delicious Korean food that made my father’s mouth water. I’m pretty cheerful to see my parents evolving in their beliefs, especially in their mindset towards immigration. But I’ve also seen my parents shift in their views towards the marijuana company in recent years. They raised me to have the belief that cannabis was the worst gateway drug that would get me hooked on much stronger drugs in the long run. When I see my parents openly using and discussing CBD products just like they would alcohol, it becomes rather tough to come to terms with the cognitive dissonance that it gives me. They don’t even care to admit that they have completely changed their minds on something that used to be so imperative to them! But what can I do about it? The best thing I can do is attempt to remain positive and hope that they convert more people in their generation toward being supportive of cannabis, even if it’s just CBD and hemp in particular. I haven’t bothered to ask my parents what their current opinions happen to be when it comes to typical cannabis, however I can’t truly imagine they’re the same as they were in the past.