I would like to share a beautiful quote which I read recently.
We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.-Stacia Tauscher
We only talk and dream about future but forget to live in the present. Unknowingly this is being transferred to the children also making it the principle of life. We always motivate our children to have goal or aim in their life and make them chase it for a better future. But did we ever teach them or show them how to live in present? Having a goal and working towards is good but not at cost of their beautiful present. If we allow them to live in present they are actually laying a path for their own future.
Talking about the future of a child starts on his first day on the earth. We do not treat our child as an individual who is born with all the potentials to think and respond. We only impose our thoughts under the name of protection and care.
We first think negative effects about any action done by a child that is not because we want him to get hurt but it is our possessiveness. But in this process we are actually damaging the child’s individuality. Every single individual realises that thinking about the child’s future is the only task they have. Then let us first think about our own future because somewhere we adults forgot that we too have a future till we reach the grave.
Sooner or later if we realise this, there won’t be any debate on how soon we should be talking about the future.
When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind. -Patrick Rothfuss