Good life quotes

Read Gordon Neufeld - Hold on to your Kids. Barbara Coloroso has some good stuff in this vein as well.

Listen to your kids.

Be reasonable.

Once you've done those things, your decision is final.

Not much different from management of high performance teams in a lot of ways.

Also, if you view parenting as “how can I control this person so they do what I want them to do” you’re going to have a bad time and not end up with the relationship OC had with their teenagers. There’s a huge difference in raising kids with no rules and raising kids with no boundaries.


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6 days ago

I always say this

Wealth is not "being able to do what you want to do"

Wealth is being able to not have to do what you don't want to do.

e.g. not having to work a shitty job you hate, just so you can go on a trip.


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4 days ago

I wish I knew who it was, but someone said it here on a previous thread within the last year or two, and it was an epiphany for me. Something along the lines of receiving the most benefit from things that remove discomfort instead of from things that “enhance” everyday life. I have found this to be so true and think of it often. If there are any pain points or any everyday things that are a thorn in your side, address those.