Friday, October 23, 2009

Life's Lessons - post by Richard (Daddy)

Time flies. Ryan is nine months old. Nowadays, I keep thinking about the future, especially Ryan's future and the kind of world that Ryan will grow up in?

He is very active vocally and it seems like anytime now he will be able to talk to us and we will have lots of conversation together. What sort of lessons will I then impart on him? Will I have the wisdom to impart the right knowledge and lessons to him?

It may sound a little cliche to say that a lot of life experience and lessons can be found in films but more often than not, good films are very much based on, or inspired by real-life experiences.

Recently I came across a piece of conversation between a father and son which left a deep impression on me. It goes something like this:

"Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done. Now, if you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you are because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain't you. You're better than that!" - Rocky Balboa to Rocky Jr in "Rocky Balboa"

This is definitely good advice which I will share with Ryan.

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