Isn’t it interesting how we use words and phrases all time and we don’t really pay attention to their meaning. For example, what do we mean when we say we are “raising” our kids? I think we would all agree that to “raise” something is to take it from one level and get it to a higher level. Higher than what? Anyone who has had children will testify that the natural state of a child is to be self absorbed. From the first moment of birth children are programmed to let parents know that they are uncomfortable in some form or matter. And they are not programmed to take into consideration the circumstances of anyone else around them. It takes years for to realize that they are not the center of the universe. I think it is fair to say that we , as parents, are trying to “raise” our kids to tone down the self and make room for others. Ironically, being less self absorbed results in a more contented and balanced individual.
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