I've never completed my requirements to pass, because I realised I was never happy in doing what they thought was the best for me. Each day I was living someone else's life, achieving their dreams and goals, and doing things to make them happy.
Sometimes I forget what makes me happy.
I'd breach this topic with others and they'll say, “Oh you just have to try and understand them. Their your parents, they know what's best for you, and you must follow what they say.” and some would just “They understand. They've been through it before.”
Hate to break it to you, but I understand them, but it's hard when they don't try to understand you back. Similar pasts exists, but experiences don't. They cope differently, I just wished some parents understand that's it's different.
And even if it hurts your pride to say sorry to your children, do it. You can't always be right. You can't demand respect when you give none in return. You are not entitled to ignore or dismiss your child's emotional well-being. If we talk back, try and listen to us–we can have opinions, it's not a shocker.
We are not servants, robots, puppets just to be treated like this. If you can't accept that, mum and dad, then your mind is just as twisted and unloving as your personality.
I hope you step on multiple Legos.