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Rules to Teach your Son

The Teachings for Life!

Rules to teach your son means the kind of upbringing you should give your child. Society defines these rules and following them will our lives easy. They are not rigid, neither harmful. These rules are the mannerism one must inculcate in their kid’s personality.

Manners Maketh Man

To begin with, the ethical description of manners, lets first discuss why manners are important? The world is an amalgamation of good and bad. Recently, scholars have claimed that the world is falling into the pit of evilness. We are becoming mean, selfish and cold-hearted. Whereas the world needs people with a good heart. The darkness can be banished with good manners. And so, teaching our kids to act responsibly is our take on making this world a better place.

Rules to Teach your Son

  • “Never shake a man’s hand sitting down.” When to greet someone while getting up from your seat it reflects you are giving respect to that person.
  • “In a negotiation, never make the first offer.” With manners, one should be smart as well. People take advantage of you so be smart and wise and wait for the right moment.
  • “When entrusted with a secret, keep it.” When someone trusts us and shares their secrets, it becomes our responsibility to not disappoint them. Breaking someone’s trust would cost us people’s faith lost in humanity.
  • “Hold your heroes to a higher standard.” Respect them and learn from the examples.
  • “Return a borrowed car with a full tank of gas.” It does sound trivial but this small gesture tells a lot about your upbringing.
  • “Play with passion or don’t play at all…” Whatever you do in life, do with all your strength and passion.

  • “When shaking hands, grip firmly and look them in the eye.” It is a gesture that transfers good vibes and depicts your respectful behavior towards others.
  • Don’t let a wishbone grow where a backbone should be.
  • “Carry two handkerchiefs. The one in your back pocket is for you. The one in your breast pocket is for her.” A very minute manner to teach your son. This is an example of the foundation of respect and cares your son should have for the women.
  • “You marry the girl, you marry her family.” Marriage not only just connects two people, but it also connects their families too. Respect them and give them importance just like you wish her to do with yours.
  • “Be like a duck. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like crazy underneath.” Your manners are tested in angry situations. The way you handle the situation tells a lot about your personality.
  • “Experience the serenity of travelling alone.” There are things that a kid learns from his parents. Yet the hardest lessons of life are learned through experiences. Therefore, parents should give their children to explore life on their own. Enjoy and appreciate life.

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A Prospectus Of Prosperity

The word “Prosperity” is sometimes considered as paradoxical in third world countries. But in its actual connotation, it is a cue of stability, happiness, mind-satisfaction, comforts, reliability, innovations, and it does not bring social unrest. But why is it considered paradoxical in third world countries? Why prosperity is thought to be an unachievable objective in third world countries? Why everything looks impossible in our mind? Are we scared of failures? We will try to solve these questions by and by.

Why is prosperity considered as an un-achievable artefact in the Third World countries?

In its explication, prosperity is itself an innovation, which can be brought within our mind to deliver it physically in different ways. We have often seen various innovations in developed countries, one of the great examples is Japan, the third-largest economy in the world right now. Today, after 100 years, Japan is considered as one of the advance countries. If we say, it is the first country where any sort of innovation comes very first, then it will not be wrong.

Henry Ford

Back in its 1920’s, Japan was a penurious country suffering from a retrenchment after the boom of the First World War. For most of the decade, the economy remained dull with low economic growth and less infrastructure or not at all. Henry Ford, who was an American-Industrialist and the founder of Ford Motor Company, thought to introduce his Automotive Industry in Japan. Where thousands of people lived below the poverty line, the chances of prosperity were few. In 1925, his company introduced a vehicle named “T-model” in Japan and only a few hundreds of cars were sold in its first phase. The car was made according to the road infrastructure in Japan. At the time, Japan had only 9000+ kilometres of roads, of which only 1000+ kilometres of roads were in use, but they were not in a better state. Henry Ford switched non-consumers into consumers by introducing cheap vehicles and paved new roads with the help of the government of Japan. He made prosperity possible in a country where it was impossible. Today Ford Motor Company is the 6th largest automaker industry with its 5.7 million sales worldwide.

Why everything looks impossible in our mind?

“It always seems impossible until it is done”

-Nelson Mandela

In order to make the impossible possible, a lot of courage and determination is required. The success story of Mo. Ibrahim is another example of a person bringing change through his determination. He is a Sudanese-British billionaire and has worked for several telecommunication companies before he found Celtel in African countries. Prior to starting his journey, when he first told his friends about his idea, he was discouraged by them. They ridiculed him and called him dumb. But Mo. Ibrahim was on his way to bring prosperity in Africa in 1990s, where people used to travel seven days to talk to their family, neither they had employment source nor adequate resources in life. His idea to introduce scratch-cards, cheap cellphones and telecommunication towers at the land where there were only non-consumers, and the people lived below the poverty line, was a difficult project but not impossible. Today, he has sold over to 24 million mobile phone subscribers in 14 African countries and has invested $750 million in these territories. Celtel has also given vast employment opportunities thus changing the lives of thousands of people in Africa.

Are we scared of failure?

From the above discussions, it is clearly understood that prosperity is not a piece of cake, but actually, it is just the tip of an iceberg of success. We often think that before we do anything, we should learn from others’ mistakes, so that we can go forward without any failure. But in actual life, failures are the first step to success. Henry Ford and Mo. Ibrahim thought to bring innovations but they were not sure enough if their ideas will pave the way to prosperity, and they failed many times, yet they did not lose their high hopes for prosperity. They did it because they believed in themselves. Instead of focusing on the problems, they chose to go for solutions. Life is all about ups and downs, but in that ambience, we need to work hard and make things possible in a smarter way. These two great minds are just an example of thousands of people, who are involved in bringing distinct innovations in the world and make lives better through their determination and innovations and spirit to serve humanity.

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Who Rocked The Jar?

Who Rocked the Jar?

Human life is like a school. We learn and explore new things daily. Instead of teachers, in real life, there are certain people who teach us the lessons of life. The smallest happenings may sometimes carry the biggest treasures of wisdom. All we need to do is open up our eyes and perceive the world from the prism of knowledge.
The Ant Example
A very famous example that intellectuals and psychologists, often give in their talks is “Who rocked the jar?” According to the example, in a glass of jar if one collects 100 black ants and 100 red ants. Then nothing odd will happen. The ants will stay in that jar harmoniously. Once you start shaking the jar vigorously and then place it still, a noticeable activity will take place. The ants will get bewildered and sense a threat from other kinds of ants. Therefore, red ants will perceive black ants as their enemies and vice versa. The ants will start to kill each other in order to eliminate the threat. Their impulsive reaction deprives them of seeing the real culprit which in this case is the person who has shaken the jar. This example is quite reflexive as in our everyday life we often misunderstand the truth and confuse the reality.
On several occasions, the society and its norms portray the misconceptions we blindly believe in.

Men vs Women

The battle between these two genders is there since primitive times. The rigid opinions like men are always dominating and women are foolish, have unable us to see the diversity of personalities. Not all men are conservative and neither all women are dumb, every shade of personality is evident and we must not judge all from one perspective.

Other one-sided opinions could be…

Left vs Right
Rich vs poor
Faith vs Science
Gossip, rumours, etc …
Before we fight each other, we must ask ourselves: Who rocked the jar?

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