15 de novembro de 2013

Why being the best?

We usually tell our kids something about being "the best".

This can lead to a behaviour looking for increased efficiency. But life is not a "win game" forever. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. That's the game. If you cannot lose, you won't know when you're winning.

Life has its ups and downs. And, trying to avoid a loose, somebody can be the best thief, the best liar, the best killer, the best pretending person.

How about telling our kids about being an ethical person?

Instead of telling them to achieve the best score in their classroom, how about telling them to have a clear opinion about life principles? How about teaching them that "ommiting" is the same as "liying"? How about teaching them there is no problem in saying "I don't know", or "I tryied, but I couldn't get it"?

Instead of pushing our children to be the number one among their mates, how about taking them to watch an orchestra? Instead of teaching them a foreign language, how about walking with them?

When was the last time you talked to a child near you? When was the last time you asked her what she thinks about some real situation, like robbery, bullying at school, prejudices, poverty, wars and so on?

If we don't ask questions that make our children think, who do you expect will do that?

So, why being the best? And, finally, be "the best" in what?

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