Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A good son to be.....

Life is so funny. When the children are not smart, the parents worried and when they are too smart, the parents are even more worried???

I have a friend whose son isn't intelligent. The child's IQ is low, and he could not catch up with his studies. With his low mentality, he was always being bullied and taken advantage by most of his friends. Now that he has grown up, getting a decent job isn't easy either. Both his parents are worried. Would any woman be prepared to marry his son? Or even if he could get settle down with a family later, can he support his own  family? If he doesn't get marry, how could he be able to live alone later in life? Can he be able to survive without his parents? Son isn't smart, the parents worry!

On the other hand, I have another friend who has a very intelligent and smart son. When he was in school, he always scored top marks in every subject. However with his active mind, he was playful and mischievous. There were many times, his father was called to see the principle of the school because his boy caused havoc in the class. And the father had to appeal to the school authority for consideration to allow his son to continue his education. Now the son is a grown up holding a high ranking position in the corporate world. Within the last 15 years, the son married three time with two divorces behind. Each wives gave him a child, and he has to crack his mind to spend time with his 3 children from different mothers. Not easy! This son is really smart, but both his parents are even more worried. Is the last marriage be the last for him? 

See! This is what I meant... Not smart, father is unhappy but if very smart, father is even more worried lah!!!

I like this proverb - "Don't wait to make your son a great man - make him a great boy" ~ Author Unknown

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