Do you want to show a kid that you really hate him? Give him everything you possibly can! Then after you are done with that then tell him how sorry you are because you could not give him more. After that then let them feel sorry for themselves and pity them so they regret every challenge they are faced with in life. Let them go pout in their bedroom while they tell the world on their smart phones how abused they are. Hopefully by then they will have enough depression and anxiety to commit suicide to end their misery and save tax payers a few dollars.
Did you know this is how most people raise their children? “Ironic stupidity” I call it. Do you remember when we moved to the woods and I said that you would have to saw every log with a 2 man saw if you want to be warm in the winter? Oh how some people scoffed and poked fun, right? Now just look at those self entitled brats, always thinking the world owes them something. Meanwhile, you boys are still working hard and loving life every step of the way.
What most people fail to give their kids is proper knowledge, ethics, moral fortitude and virtue. They do not have the guts to make their kids work hard. Some moronic parents even let their kids dictate what they will and will not eat. I can only imagine in anguish where the United States will be in fifty years, hopefully I will not live long enough to see it.
I hope you have more respect for my legacy and prodigy. You are good men because you have been taught well, make sure you do the same for your children. Make them work hard and practice poverty, let them appreciate a good sunset and a glass of “Cold Fresh Mountain Spring Water”. If they cannot appreciate good free things then they will be worthless people.
As parents everyone will make mistakes and I am sure that you will too but, at least, when you become fathers give your kid a chance. Let them work hard, let them figure things out for themselves, let them go hungry, cold and thirsty at times. Prove to them that you love them by letting them experience hardship under your watchful eye.
“ Progress is not achieved by luck or accident, but by working on yourself daily.” Epictetus