It takes all kinds of families to make a world
If people didn’t have families, there would probably be no need for therapy, but forming connections with our blood, married-in, or adoptive family members is a necessity that we must all endure. A family can be the support system that propels you into a highly-functioning, fulfilling adulthood, or it can be the circumstance that you must overcome to be happy. These idiosyncrasies only became known as strange to these people once they got away from their families.
Etiquette is everything
I was taught very few manners or social expectations. Bought myself an enormous etiquette book when I was in my early 20’s and read it cover to cover, over and over. Even now, I am very awkward doing basic things, as I missed 20 years of practice. (Atreideswhore)
My dad did this thing around Christmas time, that was called “Mr.Tree.” Basically, my mom would bring us to the window and he would stand behind the Christmas tree and pretend like the tree was talking to us. After Christmas, they would tell us that Mr.Tree went back to the Christmas tree farm. Imagine my horror when I learned that Mr.Tree was not a thing that other kids had. (Leonard_Jacobs)
I grew up in a family (of 6 members) that had really no remorse with leaving messes, like, to a shameful degree.
I honestly didn’t realize I acquired these disgusting habits until I moved out of state for college and got an apartment. Then suddenly owned my own environment (it represented me in a way) so I constantly made sure everything was clean and orderly because that’s how I wanted to appear to others.
Now, every time I visit home it’s almost a harrowing experience. The smell really hits you, the grime is enough to make a person gag, and I don’t have the heart to tell my family they are animals, man. (Raehraehraeh)