my monkied brain (katekat1010) wrote,
my monkied brain

quote for the day....

I am a great believer in found families and I'm not a great believer in blood. Although I love my family, even the ones I grew up with, to me I've always felt that the people who treated you with respect and included you in their lives were your family and the people who were related to you by blood might happen to be those people but that correlation was a lot less [strong] than society believes it is.  ~ Joss Whendon

Probably more than half of you have heard this.  It's one of the loveliest things I've run across today, though, so I thought I'd share it.  Also because it expresses a better concept of family to me than many others out there (and for me it means I don't have to be quite as depressed when my parts of my almost blood-family don't make the attempt to include me in their lives).  This concept of family lets me honor the people who have honored me.  That's worth it, I think.

Anybody else prefer a found family?

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