Some people believe we get to choose our parents before coming into this life based upon what we desire to learn. It’s empowering to think this way. However, there are those people who are appalled at the thought of choosing to be born into such a family. It’s easier to feel like the victim of a bad situation than it is to empower one’s self.
There is a scene from the 1987 movie, Overboard, where Goldie Hawn’s character, who has amnesia, is sitting on the stoop of a rundown house. She questions out loud to herself, “I didn’t marry well, did I?” I love this scene because even with amnesia she still owns up to what she believes is a choice she made for herself.