Debate: Making the best choice
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|Tue, 11-23-2010 - 12:02pm|
"All moms make the best choice they can with the knowledge they had at the time"
That statement bugs me, because not all parents make the best decisions they can - 100% of the time. I have seen so many examples in the news and IRL. It's all very pretty and supportive to say that mom made the best decision that she could - but it's just not true in all cases.
Don't you know of at least one person who seems to make bad choices - despite receiving good advice? Do you honestly always make the best choice - 100% of the time? I know I don't.
And the reason it bugs me is because the children have to deal with the consequences of the choices she makes - good or bad. If they suffer as a result, does it make them feel better to be told that mom made the best choice she would at the time - even though it turned out to be a really bad choice?
So I thought maybe we could discuss this - what does that statement really mean?
✰ That if a mom had different knowledge, she would have made a different decision? (Does that make her original decision wrong?)
✰ That it was the best decision because fortunately it worked out in the end, even though it wasn't the greatest decision at the time?
✰ A mother's decisions - right or wrong - should never be questioned or be used to make her feel guilty?
✰ A mother never makes a wrong decision, no matter what she chooses?