I pulled my tie from my shirt as I ran frantically into the bathroom, I ran to the wash basin and held it so tight, my knuckles almost turned white.
I slowly looked in the mirror and there it was... the one thing I was running away from was staring right at me, I yelled... WHAT HAVE I BECOME!
while I was growing up I swore never to be like those people that prevented me from living my life as I saw fit. They constantly told me what I could never be, not what I could be.
They yelled at me whenever I said I wanted to be better than them.
I always wanted to be left alone because I never liked spending time with them.
as time went on, I grew up and became my own man.
I did everything opposite to what they did.
I even became everything they said I couldn't be.
I was finally happy, I was no more at the mercy of my bullies.
but then this evening, as I was at the restaurant with my family.
I looked at my son and my wife,
I looked all around me and I began to notice the similarities,
the similarities between me and those I tried not to be all my whole life.
I was the exact thing I hated so much.
I ran to the bathroom and yelled at the mirror asking,
who have I become?
The man in the mirror replied in a voice that was clear and sharp enough to cut through even a heart made of titanium alloy.
you have become your PARENTS.