Pop wrote this "EXTRA LONG" post on his Facebook page. I thought it was kinda #dope
and thought I'd share it. Love you, Pop!!! "ON RAISING A SON...
You wanna protect them but you need to make them tough enough to deal with what they will face in the world. You wanna be their best-friend but you have to be the disciplinarian. You wanna give them everything that you never had growing up but you can't because you've gotta make them work for what they want (teach em' to work hard, earn their way). When they make mistakes, you wanna come to their rescue (and sometimes you do) but you know you've gotta let them deal with the consequences of their actions.
You want them to be mentally strong, so you teach them how to develop the right mental attitude (make em' read all those books, create those vision boards, listen to all those motivational speeches). You want them to know the value of surrounding themselves with the right people, so you wisely choose the people who you allow to come into their lives ( including family members) until they're old enough, mature enough to do it for themselves. You teach them how to tie a tie, polish their shoes, brush their hair (to get them waves "poppin"), how to pray and how to get a clear vision for what they want their future to look like. But through it all...a father just wants his son to become a good man, one that he himself can be proud of. And guess what, all of the planning in world doesn't guarantee that things won't go sideways. And if things do happen to go off the rails, as a father...You take a deep breathe, pull your shoulders back, stick your chest out and at that moment...simply be the best father that you can be to your son. That's all that really matters." #motivational #inspirational #quote #successquotes #goals #ambition #personaldevelopment #selfdevelopment #AfroTech #HBCU #BlackExcellence #famu
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