in Families, Too
Sometimes one family has the attitude that no one can succeed in
the world and each child becomes infused with failure, usually succumbing to it in
school, later on in career, and in marriage. Meanwhile, a family next door, in the same
apartment house, with a similar total income, is grateful for life in America and so eager
to work with gumption and optimism that each child does quite well in school. Very often
these children end up with happy marriages and own successful businesses.
Too often children's minds and emotions are soaked through with the world-views of
their moms and dads. Where the father has confidence and a friendly view of other people,
children look forward to the unfoldment of their own lives. A parent who is angry about
his life conveys frustration and fear to his youthful companions. A
happy mother is a comforting inspiration to young ones who not only feel
loved and "worthwhile" but able to confront their own problems and enjoy
In most cases, parents are our primary...