We Fall We Learn

Salam. How are you guys doing? Today I feel like sharing a poem about raising a child ~ The Cause and Effect, as I view it. 

"If a child lives with criticism,
he learns to condemn.

If a child lives with hostility,
he learns to fight.

If a child lives with ridicule,
he learns to be shy.

If a child lives with shame,
he learns to feel guilty.

If a child lives with tolerance,
he learns to be patient.

If a child lives with encouragement,
he learns confidence.

If a child lives with praise,
he learns to appreciate.

If a child lives with fairness,
he learns justice.

If a child lives with security,
he learns to have faith.

If a child lives with approval,
he learns to like himself.

If a child lives with acceptance and friendship,
he learns to find love in the world."


Well, we might not have been brought up with good parenting skills.
It wasn't our parents' faults if they didn't have that.
Or the fact that their parents didn't have it either, hence the flaws.
But we, the new generation, can make a difference.

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) used to say, "Seeking Knowledge Is Obligatory Upon Every Muslim". (Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 74).

My favorite one is: "Seek Knowledge From The Cradle To the Grave". 
Dr. Yusuf al-Qardhawi said that this one falls under the category of False Hadith, i.e. fabricated hadith with no basis. In so much that its meaning is true and applicable, it cannot be narrated as the Prophet's saying.

Point is, parenting is a combination of seeking knowledge and daily basis experience. As wise men say, Experience is the Best Teacher. Let's become  better by having both. So that our children would grow up stable persons physically and psychologically. And the world would be a better place. In the world of lies, at least there would be more hopes.

Let's learn from yesterday's mistakes.
We fall, We Learn.
I don't know who wrote this poem, but he must be the kindest person on earth.

That's all for now, folks.
Thanks for dropping by.

xx, TPJ.


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