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A Wise Father's, Letter to His Son

Beautiful letter written by a father to his son

Following is a letter to his son from a renowned Hong Kong TV broadcaster/
Child Psychologist. The words are actually applicable to all of us, young or
old, children or parents.! This applies to daughters too. All parents can
use this in their teachings to their children.

Dear son ,

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, neither
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

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

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

Nice lesson for life