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A POEM FROM ONE MOM TO ANOTHER

I read this profound quote the other day and it brought me to a complete standstill. The words so eloquently summarized my exact hopes and dreams for my boys:


“From time to time in the years to come, I hope you will be treated unfairly, so that you will come to know the value of justice. I hope that you will suffer betrayal because that will teach you the importance of loyalty. Sorry to say, but I hope you will be lonely from time to time so that you don’t take friends for granted. I wish you bad luck, again, from time to time so that you will be conscious of the role of chance in life and understand that your success is not completely deserved and that the failure of others is not completely deserved either. And when you lose, as you will from time to time, I hope every now and then, your opponent will gloat over your failure. It is a way for you to understand the importance of sportsmanship. I hope you’ll be ignored so you know the importance of listening to others, and I hope you will have just enough pain to learn compassion. Whether I wish these things or not, they’re going to happen. And whether you benefit from them or not will depend upon your ability to see the message in your misfortunes.”


THE CODDLING OF THE AMERICAN MIND BY JONATHAN HAIDT AND GREGORY LUKIANOFF




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Ek is aanmekaar gestik deur my Hemelse Pappa stuk vir stuk met Sy hand baie keer wou ek die gare uitmekaar trek Dit lyk dan na 'n vieslike gemors! Een lap is gekreukel en die ander vuil die gare verst

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