Often when I meet friends who have children, they tend to ask their children to hug me.
This is something that have annoyed me for quite some time.
When I was little, I got very uncomfortable, and even started crying sometimes, when my mom asked me to hug her friends, who was total strangers to me, just because I got candy or some other gift from them.
I hated it very much,
I've always just wanted to hug people who I feel are close to me, a hug that does not mean anything, I can live without.
Why should a hug always symbolize some sort of "thank you" when one has received a gift, why can't just "thanks" be enough or maybe a handshake?
What are your thoughts about this?
I really don't like that children are feeling forced to hug strangers.
|Me and my mom|