Tuesday, May 29, 2012

What changes when you become a PARENT?

When you become a parent, many things change.. Changes occur in yourself, your lifestyle, your living environment, the time you wake up, the time you go to bed, the TV programs you watch, your friends (you make new friends for your children's sake), your priorities....
There are just so many changes
In almost every dimension of your life

But the most noteworthy changes when you become a parent are
1) You value your own life a lot more - As you are primarily responsible for the growth and upbringing of your child
2) You take a long term view for everything - Earlier, you probably never thought of many things on many life dimensions. Even if you did, your time horizon was today or tomorrow. Once you become a parent, your time horizon suddenly becomes long term (5 years, 10 years, 20 years)
3) You begin to value all that your parents did for you a ZILLION times more
4) You value relationships a lot lot more - Especically those who made a difference in your life
5) You are more HONEST - especially to yourself..
6) You are more hopeful and wish for a better tomorrow. Not just wish, but you do behave (In thought, word and deed) more responsibly so that your children have a better tomorrow.

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