Our Imagination Essay

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Fantastic ImaginationFive years ago, I remember hearing a dreadful story about a ten year old boy who was unloved and uncared for by his parents. He took his younger brother to the train tracts and shot him thinking nothing of it as he returned home. Having an imagination isn’t always a positive thing. Imagination is something that is intangible, concrete and created only by the mind. As a matter of fact, the imagination can be surprisingly destructive. The way our parents view us will affect us in regards to the way we perceive certain images having to do with who we are as people. Therefore, being viewed negatively or positively may or may not create a false image, and poor sense of reality in the world in which we live. I will be writing about a three view of parents and how it affects the child. The first one is when the parent imagines their children to be perfect, which are controlling parents. Then the parent that doesn’t pay any attention whatsoever to their child which can make the child hateful. Thirdly I will be writing about a more laid back parent that loves and lets the child do what they want, under set bounderies.As a result of the way children are treated by their parents, children develop differently. There are parents that permit children to go to the extreme; never caring what is going on in their life. These are the children that are alone and begin a life within them. They never interact with the people around them because they think that they might be treated the way they were treated by their parents. But at times, the child could become demonic. Their imagination is usually depressing and gothicAnother type of extreme parenting, are those parents who are too controlling and overly protective. They control the books that are read, the movies they watch and when friendships arise; skepticism is present. They are not allowed to wear, eat, and act in a way that is contrary to their parents beliefs. These children are unable to think for themselves. Occasionally there are times were these types of parent have had a terrible childhood and are trying to prevent their children from walking down the same road, but most of the time the parent’s just exceptionally worried.My friend’s friend was not permitted to interact with people unless she was involved in a study group. Once they were together, she found it hard to think for herself. A frequent phrase said by her was “that’s what my mom thinks.” This is now her excuse which exempts her from any kind of dilemma.A perfect example is in the movie “The Corpse Bride”, Victor had demanding parents who did not love each other and expected Victor to marry his chosen wife, Victoria, without experiencing the love that was dreamed of and only happens in fairy tales. Victor wanted otherwise; he wanted to meet and get to know Victoria before he would have to marry her. He had been imaging a relationship not like the one of his parents’. Since...

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