You certainly didn’t ask for them, and you can’t trade ’em, but of the billions of human beings on our planet, they’re the ones who know you best. They’re the ones who cherish you, and whom you should cherish in return – whether they’re your biological family or otherwise.
Even though it’s easy to forget at times, family is the most important thing in the world. This could mean your mother, your father, your siblings, your spouse, your grandparents, your aunts, your uncles, your cousins, your in-laws – but for some, its simply those with whom we share unconditional love.
Of course, families are complicated – these deep relationships can carry lots of baggage and hurt as well. Given their complexity and importance in our loves, it’s no wonder that throughout the course of history, people from all walks of life have pondered the complexities and conundrums of familial love. Check out these quotes on family for musings about the complicated nature of our family ties.