My parents called me an investment
Ok so im 19 and im still in studying and living with my parents. Last weekend I decided to watch a movie with my friends.
After I watched the movie my parents were upset because I didnt tell them that I was going out. So I initially thought that it was kind of nice of them to worry but at the same time I was wondering why because Im already 19.
Thats when my parents told me that they were concerned for my security and that they wanted me to stay home and study because I was their investment and that they technically ‘own’ me.
I didnt realize that they see me as an object rather than a person this entire time.
At that moment it kind of clicked to me that the reason why they’ve always been so strict with my grades like asking me every single time I come home what my score was on a quiz, but never asking me how my day was was because I was their retirement plan.
They’ve also added CCTVs around the house so they could see what I was doing.
I know I come from a privileged background since they provided me with food, shelter and all that stuff and I dont want this to come off as self pity because other people definitely have it worse than me.
But at the same time the idea of my parents implying that im just an object to them and that they want something back from me straight to my face just wont get out of my head.
It makes me think that every time they’ve said something nice to me, or all the gifts theyve given me on my birthday weren’t from the kindness of their own hearts or that they loved me.