Thursday, November 15, 2012

Just One

If you could impress one lesson, ideal, or moral on your children, what would it be?
Just one? How can I possibly pick just one thing? I have been mulling it over all week. There are so many things I hope to teach my son...

In the end I decided that if I could choice only one thing to impress upon him, it would be this: THINK FOR YOURSELF!

It is so hard to think for yourself in this world. Every where you turn you are bombarded with messages.

Messages telling you how to feel about everything. 

Politics, religion, war, history, pop culture, music, art, other people that are not like you. Nothing is off the table, there is no area left unmarked by others opinions. If you can't think for your self, follow your own moral compass then are you even really living?

What you should want out of life and how you should live it. 

From what to wear, what to drive, what to want, to who to love.

We don't take these things  seriously enough, but they are a threat to our happiness. If you can't think for your self, follow your own dreams you'll always be searching to be filled by someone else's wants and desires, then you'll always be empty. 

We all make mistakes, and if your going to make mistakes, shouldn't they be your own? Not even our mistakes belong to us when we can't think for ourselves.

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  1. Yes! Such an important thing in life! Gotta think for yourself. No one else lives in your shoes, so why should you think like they do? Excellent post.

  2. This is an awesome life lesson. What's that quote? "Only dead fish swim with the stream"??

  3. Perfect! You are so right. Everything these days is telling us how to think, what to feel, and peer pressure is such a scary thing when you think about your babies out there without you.

    1. I can't think about them w/o us. but if we raise a thinker, it's a little less scary