Foundation

Parenting is not about shaping the child.It is more about creating an environment in which the child shapes itself.

So you don’t get to choose what the child should do or shouldn’t do.You just lay down the ground rules and let the child decide the path it wants to take.

You can teach your child what’s good or bad,what’s desirable or undesirable,what’s right or wrong BUT don’t tell them that this is an absolute reality in which they have to live.

True freedom just doesn’t come from the right to choose.One should also have the knowledge about their choices because then only they can think as a person in their own right and choose the path they want to follow.

This may sound like it’s only possible for the privileged but not really.Living in an environment deprived of choices is a downside but it allows one to create opportunities for oneself.It’s a refreshing experience in itself.

When you can afford things,you get to choose.When you can’t afford something you get the opportunity to create.People don’t create inventions because they don’t need them.They create them because they feel their lives are lacking something and add meaning to it.

Not having something is not necessarily a disadvantage.It is an opportunity to create something with your own hands.On the other hand,having almost everything gives us an opportunity to explore more and learn to create.

Experience

Failure exists to remind you to not ease into success.You experience failure only when you are doing well.It wouldn’t feel like a failure if you were already a failure.Everyone of us is successful in our own way – economically,socially,spiritually,aesthetically,politically,religiously and so on.Failure doesn’t prove that you are a failure.It just proves you failed this time and there’re always new things to try out.Failure is the only way you will enrich your life to maximum potential.If you don’t go through the worst you won’t appreciate the best.Instead of criticizing failure – thank it – to not let you soar up high in the skies and only to forget what lies below it.