Thoughts on fostering growth through empathy
- a blog for parents -
I spent years trying to create something that was "perfect".
When I was a student, "perfect" meant getting "A's" on report cards, as measured by a teacher who may or may not agree with the next teacher, however, that still seemed measurable. But, as an adult, there is no absolute external measure of whether or not something gets an "A".
Think about it. Does it matter whether you're IBM or Apple? Both companies are HUGE and have radically changed the way we live and work. Both companies are multi-billion dollar ventures with similar but different products - neither of which are "perfect" - but both are GOOD!
Even in the natural world, there is no perfect. Consider this: what is the "perfect nose"? An aardvark's? An elephant's? Or your dog's? They each use them to meet somewhat different needs and to fulfill somewhat different purposes. They're all "good enough" for THEM.
In what ways can you let go of the expectation of "perfect" in your life so that both you and your children can both get to "GOOD"?
Remember, there's no "perfect answer" to this!