: Just read the post about your father. I feel that on all levels. Is your father Jamaican? I only ask because I've seen the lack of emotion trait in a lot of the male family members on my father's side. Very much hardworking and providers for their family, but not big on emotion.
Yes he’s Jamaican. both my parents are. and patriarchy has made it very hard for black men to show emotions, which is seen in many west indian cultures, not just Jamaican
of course, there are men that are Jamaican who are emotional with their children. my father just had a very hard upbringing and sees being a good father as providing for his children and pushing his children, not necessarily praising his children
There’s one part of me that’s like:
You should do your work, and then you wouldn’t be so stressed, and you would feel a great sense of accomplishment, and you’d have free time when you’re finished.
But then there’s this other part of me that’s like:
They both make such good arguments.
(Source: shelaghs, via sillybillygirlslikepandas94)