Mother: What do you mean?
Daughter: You know...like if I like sewing but they don't, they say it's weird. Or I like reading a lot but they like something else but they keep saying how what they like is better?
Mother: I don't know, Honey. Well...I don't know exactly. I can make some guesses. But what do you think?
Daughter: I don't know.
Mother: It's not an easy thing to figure out.
Daughter: It hurts my feelings when they do that.
Mother: It can. It might make you angry sometimes, too.
Mother: Do you think there is ever any reason to feel bad for people like that? People who try to make themselves feel good by putting down what you like? Or even what you think?
Daughter. I don't know.
Mother: Well...think about it from time to time. See what you come up with. There are a lot of answers to the question.
Daughter: Some people just say things over and over and they sound like a robot. They sound like they aren't even thinking about what they are saying anymore.
Daughter: Like someone told them to say it. Like they can't even hear the stuff I'm trying to tell them.
Daughter: Like they are afraid.
Mother: I think you just earned some kind of badge...or something. Human understanding badge? Psychology badge? Enlightenment?
Daughter: You're weird.
Mother: It's true. I am.