Dictionary, page 57
Family. what a word. But, family is just a word. It will always be just a word. This isn't just the case for family that treats you badly or family that isn't really your family, because family shouldn't mean you have to do something. Family shouldn't mean that you have to give up something for someone else, family shouldn't mean that you are forever connected and nothing can break you apart. That's not what family means.
I honestly don't think anyone really knows what family means. Family is supposed to mean those who are blood-related to you... but blood is just a liquid. If blood were what connected us as human beings, wouldn't we all be family? And sure DNA might have something to do with what family means, but DNA is just a fact. A scientific fact.
Someone giving birth to you makes them your mother by fact, DNA, and blood. Someone giving you a sense of what the word family really means has nothing to do with facts, DNA, or blood.
If you can look at someone and think, they are my family, (and not in the sense that they are related to you)if you can really sit and think and say they are my family. mine. They love me, I love them and We Are Family.Then you know what this word means.
The biggest misinterpretation people make about the word family is that you can't choose it. And they're right, you can't choose who your family is. But not in the way that most people think. You can't choose who you're related to, and you can't choose who’s family to you. If they give you that family feeling, whether you like it or not they are family. and that's what family means.
That's what I believe family means. But, like I said, family is just a word. Family is just a word because it can mean anything. You won't find any true meaning in a dictionary because that feeling that you're looking for, apparently, there's not a word for it.