You can be a better person by not lying to yourself. There’s a reason that you’re cheating and good and bad do not exist. When you’re a child, lines are easy; necessary, enforceable. Find your power, test your knowledge, draw the boundaries of yourself. We hold to rules when we feel pain. Become rigid and untrusting. There is safety in the numbers of the minds that never grow. It can be hard to admit that what you like might make them angry. Run from anger, run from tears, run from all that hurt your child. But when it hurts too much to live in routines that feel like death, you’ll choose fire over emptiness and from ashes you will rise.