Your parents were IRRATIONAL, and in a way, you should be thankful
becuase without the reptilian/invertebrate brain, encased by the more sophisticated layers of "brain" (ego, and of course, SUPEREGO), NONE of us would be possible. You must have an OLD SYSTEM, before a NEWER, more COMPLEX one.
"What say ye"?
“A meritocratic society is one in which inequalities of wealth and social position solely reflect the unequal distribution of merit or skills amongst human beings, or are based upon factors beyond human control, for example luck or chance. Such a society is socially just because individuals are judged not by their gender, the colour of their skin or their religion, but according to their talents and willingness to work, or on what Martin Luther King called 'the content of their character'. By extension, social equality is unjust because it treats unequal individuals equally.” "Political Ideologies" by Andrew Heywood (2003)