Week 83: Praise is the flip side of criticism. They are both judgment.
POSTED ON Tuesday, April 24, 2012
This is one of those things that I struggle with as your parent, because so often kids associate pride with love, and pride is often demonstrated through praises. You will undoubtedly be exposed to the traditional definition of success throughout your life and will use it as the basis to determine your self-worth. I want so badly to redefine the definition of success for you, to encompass it with character and spiritual qualities. The world does not need any more successful people, but it desperately needs more lovers, dreamers, healers. You will take the blunt of my success and failure in this regard, please do your best to not judge your mother too harshly.