>Do they? The popular view is that they do, but I can't say I war
>against my parents' values - I have different values, which sometimes
>coincide, sometimes collide with their old values. My teenage revolt
>must have been a very silent and discreet coup d'etat :-)
Perhaps the degree to which (most?) children rebel against their parents relates to the extent to which parents attempt to impose their own values. I'd guess you have some wonderful parents who did not impose too much constraint of the ideological kind. I mean, you don't sound like the son of Davidian-style fundamentalists (it makes me happy to report).