in Prism of Life, Thought Catalog

We love someone when the importance of his or her needs and desires rises to the level of our own.

When people fall in love, no justification for their attachment is necessary. When people fall out of love, the demands for an explanation are insistent.

Much of what passes for intimate communication involves admonitions and instructions.

Much of what we do is driven by fear of failure.

Behavior that is reinforced will continue; behavior that is not will extinguish.

The pursuit of material wealth distracts us from activities and people that provide more lasting pleasure and satisfaction.

Forgiveness is not something we do for others; it is a gift to ourselves.

The problem with longing for paradises is that it distracts us from our efforts to extract pleasure and meaning from the present.

To imagine that we are solely, or even primarily, responsible for the successes and failures of our children is a narcissistic myth.

The primary goal of parenting, beyond keeping our children safe and loved, is to give them hope that it is possible to be happy in an uncertain world.

If interested in reading more on this topic, you can refer — Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart: Thirty True Things You Need to Know Now – by Gordon Livingston

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