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If my child could be another Mark Zuckerberg…

Some parents would love to imagine that if their son or daughter was the “5th richest person in the world with net worth estimated to be US$53.7 billion as of August 2016″(Wikipedia) impacting and influencing so many organisations, businesses, relationships and ideas positively, and also acquiring great wealth…how proud a dad or mum they’d be today.

Hmmmmm…everyone (daddies, mummies, uncles, aunties and even grandparents) loves to be associated with greatness.
We almost always wish for a finished product and consciously (or unconsciously) take our eyes off the process.

“Mark’s father taught him Atari BASIC Programming in the 1990s, and later hired software developer David Newman to tutor him privately.” (Wikipedia)

How well are you investing in that child?
Do you really have time for your children or you are busy making money for them to be comfortable? Your presence is more relevant and valuable than your presents to these little ones.

‘Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard dormitory room on February 4, 2004. An earlier inspiration for Facebook may have come from Phillips Exeter Academy, the prep school from which Zuckerberg graduated in 2002. It published its own student directory, “The Photo Address Book”, which students referred to as “The Facebook”. ‘(Wikipedia)

Do you encourage your child to nurture his/her idea, or do you coerce them (consciously or unconsciously) to live out your ideas?

“In an interview in 2007, Zuckerberg explained his reasoning: “It’s not because of the amount of money. For me and my colleagues, the most important thing is that we create an open information flow for people.” “(Wikipedia)

Be sincere to yourself…why are you insisting that your child choose that career, is it for money or purpose?

Real dads and mums do not compare their children with others, neither do they condemn them. Real dads and mums guide their children in making the rights decision that will purposefully craft a great future worthy of being proud of by all.

 

Photo Credit: Eniola Fadairo and Mum

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2 comments

  1. Beautiful thoughts. Worth bathe read.

  2. Very Insightful indeed. I love the part where you asked “Do you really have time for your children or you are busy making money for them to be comfortable” . That’s deep and good food for thought for parents. Kudos

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