Day Five: Hook ’Em With a Quote

Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
– Lou Holtz

True isn’t it?
We face so much everyday, so many situations. But what makes something good or bad? It’s our attitude towards it.
Our attitude defines our responses and these responses make a situation good or bad.

A boy returned home late one evening after playing with his friends in a park nearby. His parents were worried because he wasn’t home and his dad searched everywhere in the neighborhood except the park. When the boy came home, the frustrated dad beat the boy up with a cane so hard, there were cuts and bruises everywhere.
The boy grew up to be a man, the father loved him the same but the boy hated him for the rest of his life.

If only the father handled the situation differently, the kid wouldn’t have hated him. He never asked the kid where he was all this time, instead, he unleashed his anger and worry in the form of a beating.
What’s the right thing the father should’ve done?
Quietly ask and tell him to come home early or at least tell them that he’d be late.

It’s simply the response that made the father bad and the situation worse.

Think twice before you respond to a situation. If you don’t have the time to think twice, remember to respond politely.


7 Comments Add yours

  1. Christa chn says:

    That’s a really beautiful post about life guidance here, being a mom myself I tend to forget to be a listener with good guidance principles.

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    1. Thank you 🙂
      Giving importance to the kid’s opinion would make a huge difference. This is coming from a kid who’s opinions mattered the least.

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      1. Christa chn says:

        Yes, in the future I would try to listen more to what my two sons have to say and less in loosing my temper so easily, thanks.

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        1. I’m happy you said that. Just let them know you love them, even when you’re angry.

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          1. Christa chn says:

            Yes, thanks a lot, nice day to you.

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          2. You too, have a good day.

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