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#247898 - 04/21/06 08:50 AM Just a thought
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If a child lives with criticism,
She learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility,
He learns to fight.
If a child lives with ridicule,
She learns to be shy.
If a child lives with shame,
He learns to feel guilty.
If a child lives with tolerance,
She learns to be patient.
If a child lives with encouragement,
He learns confidence.
If a child lives with praise,
She learns to appreciate.
If a child lives with fairness,
He learns justice.
If a child lives with security,
She learns to have faith.
If a child live with approval,
He learns to like himself.
If a child lives with acceptance and friendship,
He learns to find love in the world.

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#247899 - 04/21/06 09:23 AM Re: Just a thought [Re: oldman]
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That's true,explains alot. I hope to try and raise my kids on the positive points.
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#247900 - 04/21/06 09:53 AM Re: Just a thought [Re: oldman]
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We should all take ourselves seriously...and then crumple that image up and toss it out the window.

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#247901 - 04/21/06 11:23 PM Re: Just a thought [Re: oldman]
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#247902 - 04/22/06 04:22 PM Re: Just a thought [Re: oldman]
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If it helps to narrow it down, I know it was neither of my parents.

To be serious though, although that piece of writing is great and, in the main, true, I know many exceptions. I know people who had quite appalling childhoods who turned out ok and made good parents themselves.
Sharon


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#247903 - 04/22/06 07:13 PM Re: Just a thought [Re: still wadowoman]
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Yup. Whenever one of my kids complains that I'm (insert teenager complaint of choice here) I tell them:

'I'm just trying to make sure you go to college and get a good paying job. Then you can afford a therapist...and tell him all about your crappy mother.'

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#247904 - 06/06/06 12:20 PM Re: Just a thought [Re: oldman]
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Ananda said:
"Friendship with what is lovely, association with what is lovely, intimacy with what is lovely--that is half of the holy life."

The Buddha responded:
"Don't say that, Ananda. It's the whole, not the half of the holy life. One so blessed with what is lovely will develop a right way of being, a thinking that no longer grasps at what is untrue, an aim that is concerned and ready, a contemplation that is unattached and free. Association with what is lovely is the whole of the holy life." -Samyutta Nikaya.

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