"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference" - Robert Frost

August 16, 2014

Unexpected Gift Behind Choices (Life is What You Make It Chapter Four)

As a teenager (I still am btw, there's still the word 'teen' in my age :p), we might have already known what we want. What we want to do, what we want to be. Our parents are also responsible, or at least they care about the choices we make.

Here Buffett asks everyone of us:
What's the limit?
How far can parents interfere their children's choices?
Where is the limit between 'help' and 'control?
How far can children choose their own path?
Is there any such thing as too many choices? Too many freedom?

The Buffetts is a really liberal family. Warren Buffett and his wife encouraged their children to do the things they want to do. To follow their own hearts, whatever it takes.
To be honest, my parent is this kind of parent too.

But then, parents are still parents, right?
There's always implicit messages behind the explicit ones.
There are limits, although they are reasonable.
When we want to do the things we want faster, our parents tell us to hold on. They don't want us to be in such urge, they're afraid we might miss something beautiful along the way.
And truthfully, they are usually right. They are older than us, they know better than we do.

Let's get back to the topic again: Unexpected Gift Behind Choices.

What do you think when it comes to choices? Too little? Too much?
I think we all believe that there's not much choices for us, yes?

Buffett says that freedom needs to be managed. Whatever we do, we must control it by remembering our own private integrity and morality, and by reminding ourselves about the common ideas of appropriateness and ethics.


What do you think?

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