Sunday, February 6, 2011


Beautiful letter written by a father to his son and daughter.
Use this in your teachings to your children - you too can learn something out of it
for sure.

Following is a letter to his son and daughter 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 and Mum