"She upset Billy simply by being his mother. She made him feel embarrassed and ungrateful and weak because she had gone to so much trouble to give him life, and to keep that life going, and Billy didn’t really like life at all."
-Kurt Vonnegut (rip ), Slaughterhouse Five
Though maybe not one of his more mind-blowing thoughts, I thought it expressed really well how some of us can feel when our parents care more about our well-being than we do ourselves. He wrote it so simply but brilliantly as he so often does.