Do Your Parents Pamper You Too Much?

Should there be limits to how much our parents pamper us? They may mean well, but will all be well with us?
by Data P. Tolentino   |  Jul 18, 2010
photo by Dakila Angeles
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Pampered—someone whose parents give in to their kids’ whims, to the point of being spoiled.

 “You make it sound negative,” said my friend Dannie. “I think I was pampered—with care. But I wasn’t spoiled. Does that make it bad?”

She was right. We pamper sick family members. We pamper ourselves to feel good. Lord knows we all need it in this day and age.

“I think you’re assuming that pampering means giving in to whims materially.” I think that’s what I meant. I chewed on this short exchange. Not all pampering is bad. No pampering is not good either. So what’s the point of exploring
this thought?

“The point is,” she said, “to remember Buddha’s golden rule: Too much of anything is bad for you.”

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