Quiet Rebellion

I frequently get messages from young adults, asking me how they can gain some form of independence from their parents without seeming rude. Dear friend, if you’re in this kind of dilemma, then this is for you. It’s been years since I was sixteen, but I can still remember what it was like. The paramount thing on my mind then, was how and when I was going to get out from under my parents’ thumbs. I was particularly worried that they wouldn’t let me “flex” or enjoy life until I…