If I ever have children, I would like to think that I would be able to teach them more than three lessons but here are the three I feel are the most important.
1.Be Kind to Animals
This was one of the criteria to win my heart also. So I think it is clear that animals are important to me. To me, it is important to remember that the animals on our planet have just as much, maybe even more of a right to live their life. While they may not be as intelligent as us humans, they have every right to live on our planet. They just can’t justify their existence with words like we can.
Therefore, I would love to teach my children to be respectful and kind to all animals, no matter how bad their reputation is. Yet still be aware of the danger of wild animals.
2.Be Considerate of Others
I live my life trying to be kind and considerate to other people. That is not to say that I always succeed. I do not make fun of or judge people based on their sexual orientation, race, sex or other things. I get to know the person under all these tiny things and then make my judgement based on that. Of course there are people that irk me faster than others, but even then I try and be considerate and nice even though I don’t like them.
I would love for my children to learn that no matter where the people they meet come from or who they are or what they believe, they are still people and should be treated as such.
3. Money isn’t Everything
My family isn’t rolling in the money, so I’ve learned in my life that money isn’t everything. I had a happy childhood even though I didn’t have all the latest toys and gadgets.
I hope that my children would learn from me that money does not equal happiness. You can be happy without everything that money can buy. Material things don’t mean happiness. You can have everything you can imagine and still be miserable.
These three are the important lessons I would hope I would be able to teach my (hypothetical) children.