Pity

One thing no one really tells you about being a parent is that there is no sympathy for a dented ego when you find that you're not as influential over your kids as you wish you were. I see parents feeling sorry for their kids to the point of condoning behaviour that will only harm … Continue reading Pity

Razing Adults

I have a good chuckle each time I replay the words to that parody about millennials. The one sung by a human beat box singing to the tune of Life Goes On. As entertaining and relatable as the lyrics may be, it misses one critical point, which is in fact the irony of it all. … Continue reading Razing Adults

Contaminated (Part II)

We live in times where the inclination to remedy a fall far outweighs any rationale to prevent the fall from happening. We'll willingly encourage others towards intoxicants or unhealthy distractions, and then form support groups to help them out of that addictive state, while refusing to condemn the bad advice we gave in the first … Continue reading Contaminated (Part II)

Contaminated

A blistery childhood or a beautiful one. Both leave┬álasting impressions on us but┬ánot always in ways that we realise. A blistering childhood has been the cause of many to grow into beautiful people because they chose to create a world for themselves that did not echo the sadness from which they emerged. Equally so, a … Continue reading Contaminated

Inherited Complacency

As parents, we always want what is best for our children, don't we? The well-meaning and responsible ones, that is. The trials of our lives teach us lessons that we often wouldn't wish on our enemies, and so we do our best to guide our children in a way that protects them from having to … Continue reading Inherited Complacency

Dancing in the Rain

Walking through a curio shop, I saw a frame proclaiming that life is not about avoiding the storm, but rather about learning to dance in the rain. That sounds profound, and childishly innocent. But as life wears on, we grow to realise that it's even more important to choose carefully which storms we dance in. … Continue reading Dancing in the Rain

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