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.

Cycle

Don’t aim to become smart.or strong.or kind.These qualities have no particular definition,standard,metric or limit.

Aim to become smarter.stronger.kinder.Strive to become better even by the tiniest fraction every moment.

In the end,it is the small steps that cover long milestones.You cannot achieve everything in one go.Live this moment.Cherish it.Improve.Take a step up.And repeat.

Speculation

Gambling – a moment where people make irrational choices on the basis of rational experience.Whether it is a casino or real life,humans take risks.I think this is what makes us different from other animals.I don’t think we are rational beings.We really are irrational.And that has allowed us to become intelligent.Other species don’t take risks unless they think they are going to win,or when their life is already on the line,or they are going to lose something or someone precious to them.We humans take risks even when the odds are against us,even though we are perfectly safe in our cocoon and even though the things we love are safe.I wonder now,which is more smarter and braver,making a rational choice or an irrational one? What do you think? Which is the best way to go?

Believe

Don’t think twice.You already invested a lot of time when you were thinking the first time.The second time will just exhaust your mental faculty and make yourself doubt you.Not to say you don’t need to proofread.And not to say haste cannot be a waste.If you made a decision first time with every resource available,then that was the best decision.Our resources keep on improving so it may feel like you made a wrong decision when in fact you made the best decisions under the given situation.It’s the doubt in you that kills future creativity.Doubt things around you to update your thinking.

Identify

First look out for career stability than fulfilment of passion.Passion can fuel your desires but not pay your bills.If you can’t afford your risks yet,don’t buy them.Build yourself to the level where they can be easily bought and sold.Identify your threshold.Test it.And put in energy to bring it to the next level.

Moment

Working with the best tools brings efficient results easily.In the same way when you keep your mind and body healthy by eating right and thinking right,you are honing your body which is your tool to achieve your goals.

Sheer hard work is not wrong but it is stressful sometimes.You need to play the game of life smartly if you are to win in the end.Take care of yourself.Love and teach yourself.Don’t hesitate to take a break.

If you are to get the same thing done within the same time limit then try this or you will drastically reduce your whole lifespan and regret that you didn’t live long enough to experience everything.You will fail that’s inevitable.But if you accept that then you are guaranteed to win.