- Family and Parenting
I and my father
When I was 5 year old
When I was 5 year old, I do not remember things prior to that, I used to think that my father is the strongest person in the world.
At the age of 10
I felt that my father is a very intelligent person who has knowledge of everything.
When I was 15 years old
I started feeling that my friends’ fathers are more intelligent than my father.
At the age of 20
I made my opinion that my father is from another world who cannot go with the modern world.
At the age of 25
I felt that now, I should not consult my father regarding my work as he has got the habit of finding faults in everything.
At the age of 30
I felt that my father has now learnt to work according to my style, and therefore his advice can be taken on small things.
At the age of 35
I started feeling that I must consult my father on important issues also.
At the age of 45
I realized that I should not do anything without consulting my father, and that all my feelings after the age of 15 were wrong.
Now, my children have grown up. But, unfortunately, before I could implement my decision, my father had said goodbye to this world, and I was deprived of all his advice and experience.
A son realizes when he becomes a father.
A daughter realizes when she becomes a mother.
A daughter-in-law realizes when she becomes a mother-in-law.
The above lines are English translation of a Hindi pamphlet I read in a cycle showroom.