Hello there amazing humans out there!
How are you all doing? Guess what? I'm almost done with my med school. In about a year, I'll graduate as a doctor.😁
The other day, I was having a conversation with my friend and we ended up talking about our future! As usual, we talked about finding "perfect partners," weddings, and of course kids. I know these kind of conversations could go either way. They could end up happily or sometimes could make you feel frustrated and depressed afterwards. Luckily this day it went on pretty good. One thing we talked about is, how we wanna raise our kids;values we wanna teach them as they grow up. That's what I'm gonna talk about today.
Growing up, I vowed myself that one thing I wanna do with my kids is to love them until they say no more. I want to hug, cuddle, snuggle and smother them with kisses all day, everyday. Don't get me wrong, I still wanna do it all. But somethings have added to that. Apart from loving them and teaching the importance of expressing their love towards other people, now I wanna teach them to be kind and be respectful.
I think 2 of most important things that we should teach our little ones from a very small age is to be kind to one another and respect them. We love to be respected,but along the way we forget one very important thing. We forget that to be respected, that we should also respect others.We love to be treated in certain ways but don't wanna do it the other way around. That's something we lack as a community. To make ourselves better about the way we think and act, we bring up different conditions, such as if they are like this, we would respect them; if they do a certain job and holds a certain status in society then we'll respect them; how can I respect someone who I think is lower than me;that poor person doesn't deserve any respect at all. Why do we put conditions to who, when, what we should respect. Every creation of our creator deserves to be respected. I don't know who you are and how you do life and which season in life you are in, but in which ever season in life you are in, just remind yourself to be respectful to others. Don't condition it! Regardless of the other person's race, skin colour, nationality, social status or even clothes they're wearing, make it a habit to respect them. Respect their values, traditions and respect them as a whole. If you could do it at least with one other person, I'm sure by looking at you someone else would do the same.
This is another personal favourite of mine:Be KIND. If you've read my other posts, I'm sure you've come across me saying this at the end of most posts,to be kind. This is very important to me. If I could only teach one thing to my future kids, it'll always be to be kind to others. I think with that lot of other good values will tag along. Just like respect, you can't expect others to be kind to you if you're not to them. No one likes to be treated rudely. One thing I must say, being kind does not always mean that we have to bear everything others do to us. Sometimes people take your kindness for granted. Be brave and choose wisely, but also a little act of kindness could go a very long way.
With that conversation I had with my dear friend, had this urge to share this with you all! What do you think about this? Do tell me what you think are 2 most important lessons in life in the comments down below.
I LOVE YOU ALL!
RESPECT ONE ANOTHER!