Be the Person You Want your Child to Be

 

Be the Person You Want your Child to Be

By Adam Mundorf


To bring a life and soul into this world, what a responsibility.  The purity of a child, free of vice until the world gets a hold of them. From the financial burden, emotional burden and focus towards making your child's life better than you had it.  For many, this can mean more opportunity or financial success.  For me, I would want my child to be free of vice and a virtuous person.  Even if you don't have a little one relying on you for guidance, why don't we pretend that you do?
  1. Are you living a virtuous life that you would want your child to imitate?
    1. Or are you living a life of vice and negativity?
  2. Do you want your child to grow up and become a drug addict?
    1. Or are you living a life free of substance abuse?
      1. Alcohol/Pot/Drugs
  3. Do you want your child to grow up and be promiscuous?
    1. Or are you living a life of monogamy and/or temporary sexual abstinence?
  4. Do you want your child to grow up and be reliant on social media/attention for happiness?
    1. Or do you want them to realize that happiness comes from within and quality thoughts?  Not validation of others.
  5. Do you want your child to grow up and find comfort in pornography?
    1. Or do you want them to live a life free of pervasive and damaging material?
  6. Do you want your child to be material or money obsessed?
    1. Or do you want your child to realize that the man who wants for least is the one who has the most?
The above can go on forever but can be summed up like this : Don't explain your philosophy to your children, embody it.  Be the person you want them to emulate because children are like sponges whether you realize it or not.  Have the courage to be in temporary pain, in order to be a prime example of how to live your life.

Live your life like there is always somebody who counts on you watching.......Even if it's future you.

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