Beautiful letter written by a father to his son

Beautiful letter  written by a father to his son. This applies to daughters too.  Use this in your teachings to your  children.         
       Following is a letter to his son  from a renown 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 you because of 3  reasons 
   1.    Life, fortune and mishaps are unpredictable, nobody  knows how long he lives. Some words are better said  early.
 2. I am your father,  and if I don’t tell you these, no one else will.  
3.  What is  written is my own personal bitter experiences that perhaps  could save you a lot of unnecessary  heartaches.
  Remember the following as you go  through life

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, don’t hastily 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  don’t 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.  Don’t over exaggerate the beauty and sweetness of love, and  don’t 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 can 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, either 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 don’t expect  others to be so. You can be good to people, but don’t expect  people to be good to you. If you don’t understand this, you  would end up with unnecessary troubles.
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! There is no free lunch!
9.  No matter how much time I have with you, let’s  treasure the time we have together. We do not know if we  would meet again in our next  life.
   Your  Dad


One thought on “Beautiful letter written by a father to his son

  1. Very nice
    One more beautiful letter

    He will have to learn, I know,
    that all men are not just,
    all men are not true.

    But teach him also that
    for every scoundrel there is a hero;
    that for every selfish Politician,
    there is a dedicated leader…

    Teach him for every enemy there is
    a friend,
    It will take time, I know;
    but teach him if you can,
    that a dollar earned is of far more value than five found…
    Teach him to learn to lose…
    and also to enjoy winning.

    Steer him away from envy,
    if you can,
    teach him the secret of
    quiet laughter.
    Let him learn early that
    the bullies are the easiest to lick…

    Teach him, if you can,
    the wonder of books…
    But also give him quiet time
    to ponder the eternal mystery of birds in the sky,
    bees in the sun,
    and the flowers on a green hillside.

    In the school teach him
    it is far honourable to fail
    than to cheat…

    Teach him to have faith
    in his own ideas,
    even if everyone tells him
    they are wrong…

    Teach him to be gentle
    with gentle people,
    and tough with the tough.

    Try to give my son
    the strength not to follow the crowd when everyone is getting on
    the band wagon…

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