As families go through generations, each one wants the next one to have it better than they did.
Families came over from different countries to America so their children could live the American Dream.
But where has that actually gotten us?
It has been instilled in us that you go to college and then graduate and get a job in a big corporation so we are taken care of. But that’s not how life is anymore.
They don’t take care of you, they use you until they realize that you cost too much money and then they get rid of you. You never get the responsibility you need to be fulfilling. Just when you think it is fulfilling, there will always be a wall you hit.
As each generation grows up, there is going to be a different way to live life. It’s up to that generation to figure out their life.
I don’t want my kids to have it better than me, I want them to make their own life. If it means having less than me, so be it. Maybe that’s the best thing for them.
The most important thing for me is that they are doing what makes them happy.
I’m not going to stuff it down their throat that I worked hard so that they could have a better life than me when I grew up. That’s not their decision, they aren’t making me do what I do to make life better for them.
I want them to know that life is what you make of it. It can be better or worse, depending on how you look at it.
I will help my kids with knowledge and I will always be there for them to cheer them on.
But I will not tell them how I had it worse than them or that I worked hard so that they could have it better than I did.
I feel like making their life easier/better could cause them to be lazy, like a lot of people are these days. Especially compared to our ancestors. So just imagine how we’ll be in 10 more generations. Wall-E will end up being prophetic.
We need to break that cycle and help our children to become self sufficient and teach them to use every resource available to them. If they want an answer they’ll need to find it, I won’t tell them but I will tell them how to use their resources.
I want my child end up with a life that’s happy, not with the life that I think is better than mine. I want them to make their life.
What do you think?