Saturday, January 21, 2012

A beautiful letter written by a father to his son

A beautiful letter written by a father to his son.

The applies to daughters too.

Use this in your teachings to your children.

Following is a letter to his son from a renowned  Hong kong TV Broadcaster cum Child Psychologist.  The words are actually applicable to all of us, young or old, children or parents..!  I am writing this to your because of 3 reasons....

1.  Life, fortune and mishaps are unpredictable, nobody knows how long it lives.  Some words are better said early.
2.I am your father, and If I do not tell you these, no one else will.
3.What is written is my own personal  bitter experience that perhaps could save you a lot of unnecessary heartaches.


1.Do not bear grudge towards those who are not good to you.  No one has the responsibility of treating you well, except your mother and I.  To those who are good to you, you have to treasure it and be thankful, and also you have to be cautious, because, everyone has a motive for every move.  When a person is good to you it does not mean he really likes you.  You have to be careful, do not hastly regard him as a real friend.

2. No one is indispensable, nothing in the world that you must possess  Once you understand this idea it would be easier for you to go through life when people around you do not want you anymore or when you lose what/who you love most.

3. Life is short.  When you waste your life today, tomorrow you would find that life is leaving you.  The earlier you treasure your life, the better you enjoy life.

4. Love is but a transient feeling, and this feeling would fade with time and with one's mood.   If your so called loved one leaves you, be patient, time will wash away your aches and sadness.  Do not over exaggerate the beauty and sweetness of love, and  do not over exaggerate the sadness of falling out of love.

5. A lot of successful people did not receive a good education, that does not mean that you cannot be successful by not studying hard!  Whatever knowledge you gain is your weapon in life.  One can go from rags to riches, but one has to start from some rags!

6.I do not expect you to financially support me when I am old, neither would I financially support your whole life.  My responsibility as a supporter ends when you are grown up.  After that you decide whether you want to travel in a public transport or in your limousine, whether rich or poor.

7. You honour your words, but do not expect others to be so, you can be good to people but do not expect people to be good to you.

8. I have bought lotteries for umpteen years, but I never strike any prize.  That shows if you want to be rich, YOU HAVE TO WORK HARD! YOU HAVE TO WORK HARD! THERE IS NO FREE LUNCH!.

9. No matter how little time I have with you, let us treasure the time we have together we do not know if we would meet again in our NEXT LIFE.

COURTESY .. Hindustan Chamber Review