Childhood Cycle

I’m riding the California Zephyr train to Chicago. There is a woman here with two small kids that she’s basically ignoring as they are loud and waking people up.

Is it any wonder that so many people grow up and don’t live full and happy lives? If your own mother isn’t going to pay attention to you, why should anyone else want to?

Sadly, I think it might lead to a cycle of bad parenting. When a mom ignores a child the child is taught it’s OK to ignore its own children. The human animal’s goal in life is to reproduce so even bad parents find it easy to have kids.

Evolutionarily our species has retained many features from childhood, like general hairlessness and non-aggressive behavior. These are conjectures, but I believe all modern humans are kids at heart. People are bigger and smarter, but they don’t think through things and their base motivations are still childlike.

I’m not saying that’s bad, it’s just the way it is. It’s easy to say, “well obviously here is a better system,” but convincing stubborn kids to change is nigh impossible.

There is no short-term solution for a long-term problem.

I would suggest for us to focus on creating peace inside ourselves. That is the only lasting achievement. Your happiness should not rest with your situation.

To cultivate peace, the body must be well maintained. Sleep, exercise, and a healthy diet will literally make you feel life is worth living.

What are you going to do that brings you closer to inner peace?

“Fear is not your enemy. It is a compass pointing you to the areas where you need to grow.” — Steve Pavlina

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