immigrant parents (especially those from faith backgrounds) out of love and desire to keep their children safe and near, sometimes fill them with fear. so much fear that it can be crippling. we are taught to be weary and fearful of anything that is not ours. or close to ours. especially as women. especially as women. most of this, comes from the parents fear of their children losing their faith/culture/teachings. and i understand that so well. my parents have known hardship. and suffering. war and devastation. there is much to fear, but there are better ways, i think.
there must be.