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Question #12: What is the one family value you believe in the most?
Growing up, it was a given that individual differences were acceptable and "normal." We were living a rather unusual life ourselves, so not only was this value spoken and implied to us as kids, but we also lived it every day.
We learned that everyone should be able to make choices that suit their own lives and personalities, and that there is no right or wrong way to live, as long as you're not breaking the law or otherwise infringing on others.
It's obvious that this value has been embraced by my family. Anyone stopping by for a visit during a holiday celebration will find such a mix of characters and lifestyles, and every one is "right" for that person.
I try to continue to live this value, and am so glad I learned it as a child. I hope I'm effectively passing it on to my daughter.
What is the one family value YOU believe in the most?.