The best kind of parent you can be is to lead by example.
This beautiful letter is written to a new baby in an attempt to explain life and what it means to be a human.
These types of articles, provoke a different kind of thinking. When re-framing your life to that of dispensing wisdom and advice, you are able to be somewhat more objective and you can see the true value in things rather than be blinded by commerciality or vanity.
It’s only a short letter, but moving and well worth a read.
The closing paragraph is beautiful:
Being human means a lot of things. Above all, I hope that you embody the spirit of the greatest humans before us, those that were selfless, courageous, ambitious, forgiving, kind, and inspired. I hope you take risks and learn from your failures. That the hurts the world throws at you don’t define you, and that you choose for yourself a life that is worth living.
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