Dad was never such an influence, as he was more quiet, and kept more to himself reading newspapers and watching TV. I never blamed him, as his work was very physical exhausting. Be it being an Electrician, a truck Driver, or furniture Mover, it's more physcally demanding to the office job many of us hold.
Today, I shall share one of the interesting things that my mum taught me.
If you want to commit suicide, make sure you die. Don't end up being handicapped and be a liability to those who love you.
The statement was made after she read a newspaper article about someone who survived a suicide. But the meaning is clear and can be extended to other areas of your life.
Some decisions in life has a ripple effect.
If you smoke, it's ok if you die early, but you are also dragging your close family to the grave early with the 2nd hand smoke.
If you gamble excessively and borrow money from loan shark, it's ok if you get chopped to 20 pieces, but don't cause emotional scars to your loved ones and the young ones.
But of course, if you can, don't smoke and gamble, and don't go suicide.
What you do today will impact you and everyone around you tomorrow.
Somehow, the United Nation Climate Summit comes to mind. Everyone has their own selfish agendas, but eventually it's the world that suffers.