The Buddha says:
My teachings are as innumerable
as the grains of sand in my hand.
Everyone can practice and witness to my teachings
and thus gain freedom from suffering.
The Buddha came to this world to teach all living beings that they have the same wisdom and nature that he had, and that everyone can cultivate their compassion and wisdom.
If our parents’ demands are in conflict with our own ideals, should we obey our parents or choose to follow our own ideals?
We should try to communicate with our parents, clearly understand their points of view, and calmly listen to their suggestions. Do not disagree with them just for the sake of disagreeing. Many youngsters now think that they can do anything they like. With this attitude, they will blindly do things that hurt both themselves and others.