Thursday, 23 August 2012

Is Life All About Luck - Or Do We Make Our Own.

Yesterday I read some Disturbing news about a young boy of seven on one of 10 being beaten by their Step parent.

Of course I wont say anymore about this case as investigations are ongoing.

But today while relaxing by the pool in the Thistle hotel, Johor Bahru I was encased by this vision of love from a father to his daughter while they played in the pool. and I got to thinking about the poor boys who so young have already had to endure so much pain, It will be hard enough to recover from this let alone get on with life.

On the other hand the daughter who was lovingly been taken care of will I feel, get the best of life that her parents can give her.

I dont mean on a monetary level because regardless of being rich, it does not guarantee success.

So is life all about luck and who we are born too. Or can we make our own luck.

For me in my life luck has played a big part, but it was the early years of a loving family that gave me a good start and installed within me good values in life. And we was poor on the monetary scale.

I also think, that just being in the right place at the right time can make a massive difference to the outcome of things that happen in our lives.

Just something that got me thinking and thought I'd share.

I also came across this picture with meaningful words on and agree with it.

I sure hope the boys can move on have a good life in the future.


Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Hi John, that is a very meaningful post. I think what you are discussing is the results of living in a world where people are free to choose. Parents are free to choose to treat their children very harshly or very lovingly. I have always been of the belief that you create your own luck, at least academically.

Lili Sulastri said...

John, this is truly a lovely post. It's difficult to say whether luck is an inborn trait or you have to work for it. For me it's more of the latter for every aspect of my life. I am not complaining because that is my destiny. BUT I am lucky to have loving albeit firm discplinarian grandparents and parents (a result of British trained Police and Navy backgrounds). They taught me LOVE, KINDNESS and the meaning of Happy Family right from the beginning. And that applies to my husband's family, too. Both of us extend that to our daughter. In general it how we were brought up in the first place will have a lasting impression on our future. I do empathize with this boy and I do feel sorry for his step-parent and parent. They truly miss out on the meaning of Happy Family. Not to mention, Religious background, too, do play an important role.

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