November 15, 2010

:: Letter for my son

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My Son

I am writing this to you because of 3 reasons

Life, fortune and mishaps are unpredictable; nobody knows how long he

lives. Some words are better said early. I am your father, and if I
don't tell you these, no one else will.

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

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.  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.

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.

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.  A lot of successful people did
not receive a good education, which 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!  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.  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.

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!

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


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