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Loving someone like a son/daughter

Postby DaniGold » Fri May 10, 2013 2:59 pm

Alright, lets use this forum section the way intended.
If you are not a parent, are you allowed to say "I like him/you/her like a son/daughter"? Is it morally wrong?
Gimme your opinions and please, explain!
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Re: Loving someone like a son/daughter

Postby RobStorm » Fri May 10, 2013 4:45 pm

depends on how your relationship with your parents is?

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Re: Loving someone like a son/daughter

Postby DaniGold » Sun May 12, 2013 12:25 pm

RobStorm wrote:depends on how your relationship with your parents is?

Well, that would be in the "I love him/her like a dad/mom" category, which is a whole different story!
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Re: Loving someone like a son/daughter

Postby mrxak » Mon May 13, 2013 12:59 pm

I actually think it makes a lot more sense to say something like that (and feel something like that) if you're not a parent. Plenty of people who don't have kids may find themselves with a younger person they care a lot for. Maybe wish they did have a kid, and that kid was like the person in question. You can argue that maybe a non-parent doesn't have a realistic idea of what parenthood is like, but I don't see anything morally wrong with being proud and having affection for somebody that might've been what your own kid would've been like (or you hoped). Any kind of close non-parental familial bond (uncles, aunts), or mentor-mentee relationship could end up similar to a parental bond.

I actually think it's weirder if somebody says that when they already have kids.

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Re: Loving someone like a son/daughter

Postby AustinRoush » Wed May 29, 2013 7:40 pm

How can you say you love someone like a son/daughter when you have never experienced what that is really like? You could be totally wrong in your assumption of what parental love is like. But like most idioms most people understand what you are trying to convey...


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