They had the best intentions for you.
This Be The Verse
They want what is best for you. They love you, and they want you to have a better life than they did. But the problem is; kids parents are imperfect human beings. As children we see them as the center of wisdom, knowledge, and thought.
This Be The Verse by Philip Larkin | Poetry Foundation
But unfortunately, parents are fallible. A lot of parents also see their kids like trophies or medallions.
They want to brag about their success in life; via their children. They live vicariously— fuck their children.
Having a child go to Harvard is their driving a Rolls-Royce. Having a child become a lawyer is having a nice Cartier watch.