The wisdom of elders
Listen to your elder’s advice. Not because they are always right, but because they have more experiences of being wrong.
I love this new story I read to my 20-month-old son. It shows the wisdom of parents which most children ignore, simply because they are kids.
There was a boy who was very fond of cashew nuts.
His mother gave him a few nuts. The boy always wanted for more nuts. He always asked his mother “Mummy, give me some more nuts”. But his mother always replied “Too many nuts is not good, my son. If you eat too many at a time you will get stomach pain”.
One day his mother had been to the market and no one was at home except the boy. He went into the kitchen and took the cashew nut jar. He ate and ate unto the last nut.
The next day he twitched with stomach pain.
The Disobedient Firstborn
Our Firstborn can be real stubborn sometimes. He usually sleeps at my mother’s place and often, disregard my mother’s sermon.
One day, he went home with his eyes all red and puffy. That usually happen when he stays all night playing with his mobile phone.
When I saw him that morning, he could not make an eye contact with me.
Lesson from the Disobedient Boy
Elders are our well wishers. Let us obey them.
Now I remember how my mom was with me when I was my Firstborn’s age. I did not believe in everything she told me. Not because she was not credible, but because I just did not understand things or preferred not to understand.