If there’s only one value that I can teach my children, it will definitely be resiliency.
Think Anthony Robbins and Oprah Winfrey, HUGELY successful personals now who are brought up from an average to poverty homes.
Think Steve Jobs, who never gives up on Apple Inc.
Or even our local GE 2011 most talked about, Tin Pei Ling. If she isn’t resilient enough, she would have crumbled under the public pressure and hid under her blanket instead of continuing to put on her strongest front. Seriously, we know we have to at least give her credit for this.
Life is definitely a bed of roses for the younger generation. With the modernization of the society, we benefitted and are hugely blessed with secure and safe streets to wander on and convenient transportation system to get us around 24/7(to name a few).
Little children have no worries about their daily lives. Beds are mysteriously tidied after they get off from bed, breakfast are readily laid on the table after they wash up, uniforms are ironed and hung neatly in wardrobes, school bags are packed and placed by the doorway. Not to forget, shoes and socks are neatly placed by the door and sometimes, if they are lucky, they get help in putting on their shoes and socks. How fortunate!
And what happens when one day, they find out that there are actually thorns among the bed of roses? And nobody warns them of that.
Do they let themselves be pricked and cry helplessly? Or just move on even when pricked?
I would hope my children are the latter ones.
The hard truth is – Life’s is never easy. We have our fair share of knocks and tumbles. Some people continue to grow and blossom under harsh conditions. Some just give up.
Have you wonder why some people are always happier and more optimistic in nature? And why some people enjoy wallowing in self-pity?
If we do not let our kids fall, how are they going to learn to deal with future failures or any obstacles in life?
And if they do not experience pain, how can they understand what pleasure is?
Take some time and ponder about this.
So for the love of your children, please let them fall.
(with adult’s discretion, of course!)
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