Parenting and politics are no different
I know I haven’t been writing any deep-deep, profound posts for a while. Usually, I just crap whatever I find in the papers. Sort of scratching on the surface kind of post. I am not PMS-ing yet so you just have to wait till I PMS-ing or Men-O-pausing, whichever comes first before you can find any oomph posts. And I don’t particularly feel emo so no emo posts either. BTW, I am not going to Singapore so soon. Cos they don’t allow me to deal with my online work (the price of me being too truthful) and I have to pay for the first unit (costs close to RM5K not inclusive of expenses) and to be reimbursed after I have ‘prove I have the material’. I cannot agree with the ‘prove’ part because I know my Lord doesn’t need me to prove to anyone if I have said ‘yes Lord’ and I won’t do it to prove to any corporation. Ok, I am obnoxious. So the deal is off for the time being.
Now, lately, I am getting pissy because I cannot understand why politicians with their maturity cannot see that politics and parenting are no different.
We do not apply two sets of rules.
We have to mete out discipline with principles and not with our feelings.
We have to set good examples and it is sometimes not easy to be good all the time but we have to do it anyway.
We have to act civilised even when we do not agree with each other.
We have our own strengths and weaknesses and we know when to let the other party leads and we stay behind and shut up (even when we do not agree with the other party’s decision) and vice versa.
We do not do things that are deemed sinful, e.g. stealing, taking bribes, taking shortcuts due to laziness, telling lies and etc because we know we are responsible people that children (or the nation) look up to.
We openly admit to our kids that yeah, we are not angels and that’s the best we can do. So, sorry, yeah, I fucked up and we just have to deal with it together and hope it won’t happen again.
We allow our kids to criticise, shout, show temper, express their real feelings, call each other names and etc because we know ultimately, we are family and we accept each other shortcomings.
We listen and we are not afraid of being threatened by their need for freedom.
Now, tell me. Those people who are politicians. I bet they are mostly parents. Why the hell they cannot just stick to simple guides like how they bring up their children and use it to drive our nation forward with the same principles? Or are they really bad parents in the first place?