The word family is synonymous with responsibilities. Every adult has a set of responsibilities to cater to in whatever family they are a part of. Here are some important things everyone should practice and inculcate for a ‘brighter road ahead.’
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Try not working on your values—both ingrained and acquired, and see yourself answering that question on your own some years down the line when you see yourself and your family tread deeper and deeper into an unsettling scenario that’s beyond redemption.
Philosophically so, life is a journey. Learning while at it, can happen only when you are open enough to learn of your own problematic behaviors, entitlement, toxicity, etc.—it’s okay, we all have them.
Only then can you start living in totality and expect to teach your kids something good to live by.
Sure there’s nothing new about this. Yet somehow people still find a way to get themselves in a situation when they have no savings to bail them out when an unanticipated situation knocks at their door.
Money might not buy you happiness but you will most definitely be unhappy without it. And we wouldn’t go into the significance of saving money for the rainy days —let’s not be Mr. Obvious. But, what’s going to add to it is investing in the right places for it to grow.
That way, you wouldn’t have to guilt trip over the endless days of splurging.
3. Always have more than one source of income
The best thing about the world transitioning towards everything digital is that there are a plethora of side jobs you can take up at once (some of ’em are literally no brainers!) and grow financially.
In a world like today’s, having only one source of income is a harrowingly risky affair. A recession might cause you to lose your “secure” job in the blink of an eye. What happens next, you wouldn’t want to know.
So, learn this and teach this to your kids. Rather, fix it in their minds.
Talk about security, insurance is key, especially during these trying times. And as established earlier, financial security tops all. So, get your insurance done from a resource you can trust. One that genuinely cares about you.
Also, apart from financial security, get all sorts of insurance, including health insurance done. There are many types of interesting insurance coverages which you can read about. For example, the personal liability coverage. The personal liability insurance cost is quite feasible and it could ultimately save you a fortune.
Therefore, delve into the world of insurance coverage plans and find the ones that fit you and your budget the best.
5. Art for the soul
As the movie Dead Poets’ Society aptly quotes, “medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.”
Clichè as it may be, but always remember that in the pursuit of staying alive, you shouldn’t forget to live. Every once in a while, take out time to enjoy savoring or creating varied art forms with your loved ones.
Do not misprize the ability of the small things in life. Hell, enjoy a cup of coffee, watch a sunset in peace, go out on impromptu road trips with your family, share bouts of uncontrollable laughter. Feed your soul.
And instill it in your succeeding generations so they can further share them with the next and so forth. The world needs it.
6. Unconditional love
Last but not the least, teach yourself and everyone else to love without conditions.
Expectations are natural and we’ve been conditioned to believe a myriad of social-behavior paradigms that don’t hold true. So, all the “expectations” aren’t even really our own.
But the harsh reality is that we have to unlearn it all by ourselves. It is hard but it is what it is. Under no circumstances is it understandable for any adult to blame their older generations for the same. The only way to have a brighter future is unconditional, pure love. Learn it, live it, spread it.
Yes, that’s about it. These are the 6 things that encapsulate all that you should do for a better future for both you and your family. Hope it helps.