“I just want my children to be happy.” How many times have I heard parents say this? The proclamation comes off as if it is wise and understanding.
But it gets worse!
There’s the addition, “Know what I mean?”
Look if you are saying you don’t want your children to grow up and be miserable… well, then, of course I know what you mean. What parent does?
But if you mean something like my only wish for my children is for them to be happy – then, no I don’t know what you mean. In fact, I don’t even believe you. I’m sure you want more than mere happiness for your child.
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I’m not sure what I’m going to write about on my blog today. Any suggestions?
What are you going to write about?
I said I’m not sure. I want to write about you guys. What do you think?
I don’t know. Just write about something good.
This was a conversation I had with BR.
Pretty good suggestion by him, I’d say. After all, have you read the newspaper lately? Seriously.
Between riots and wars and mass murders, it’s damn depressing out there. After catching up on the news, it’s hard not to be upset. In fact, you should be upset after reading the news. If you aren’t upset after watching the news, I’d be worried about you.
BR does not worry about the news. In fact, he barely follows it. His big interests are Minecraft, You Tube, and baseball. Yet, his suggestion to focus on something good is wise beyond his recognition.