One of the concerns of most parents is the security of their children’s future. We live in a world filled with so many uncertainties, and most of these are beyond our control. Given the present global health pandemic and the economic crisis it entails, many people were caught off guard — even those who seemed prepared and secure — by the widespread devastation on health and livelihood.
People were laid off and furloughed. Establishments, whether budding or decades old, started closing down left and right. Major companies and multinational corporations are crippled.
Even with the reopening of the states to jump-start the economies, companies and businesses are still feeling their way around the pandemic, playing things by ear, all while complying with the government’s safety protocols. While residential paving services, solar panel installations, automotive repairs, and other smaller businesses are starting to recover, there’s still no end to this pandemic. No vaccines, no cures, no nothing.
For this reason, a lot of people were forced to take stock of their lifestyles and honestly evaluated their situations.
Most are brave enough to admit that they are not prepared for something like this health crisis, which brought the world to its knees. Given a chance, almost everybody would go back in time and make the necessary adjustments to prepare for COVID-19.
A trip back in time to fix what needed fixing…
Many of us are willing to change history so that we can do right by our loved ones and not neglect relationships just because we were too preoccupied with work. We want to fix our relationships with our spouses, our parents, our children, our coworkers, and let go of bitterness and resentment.
But we all know that would never happen.
In light of everything we’re facing, as adults, we need to figure out how to not just help in the rebuilding process but also how to ensure the next generation succeeds where we failed. We need to hand the world off to them in a much better state. But how do we do that?
It all starts at home.
If we want our children and the generations to follow them to have a brighter and much better future — a thousand times better than what we had before the coronavirus wreaked havoc across the globe — then we need to start affecting change in the lives of the young ones today.
One of the things that the pandemic has taught all of us is money is not the only important thing in life. We need to teach them, instill in them, the right character that will not just make them into successful individuals but responsible and sensible people as well.
We have all experienced what it was like to be separated from our families and friends. We realize how vital maintaining relationships are. All our disagreements have become petty in light of the pandemic.
Relationships are far more important than money. Character is far more valuable than cash.
If we want to see the next generation lead better lives, we need to teach them to value relationships and time.
We all know where we went wrong. We can still do something about it. And as we correct our ways, we should show our children how to do things right. Lead by example, not just by words. We need to show them how to value people over profit. We need to exercise good time management to show them how to lead a well-balanced life. We need to instill these traits in them as young as they are so that when they grow older, they will not depart from the things you taught them.
If we can raise a generation that is not consumed by wealth and fame but rather ones that value people and time spent with them, the world will be in a much better place.
Although things will never be perfect, knowing that a generation of responsible, selfless, and caring people is enough security for us adults and parents that a bright future is in store for our children. A peaceful and humane society where people can live free from hate, oppression, and depression is one that every parent wants for their children. And it all starts in your home.