It’s an unpolished world out there.
I bet there are moments you wish you could escape it all and live in a tiny, little bubble with hardly any noise. This bubble would be safe; it would be danger-free. No wrongdoing would exist in this zone. I bet if you could live in this bubble, you’d take your loved ones along for the ride and live out your days absent of the stress and pressure and all would be right in your polishedly perfect world.
That’d be nice, huh?
I HATE TO BURST YOUR BUBBLE………..BUT THAT’S A FAIRYTALE!
If we are constantly insulating ourselves from the real world it negates the whole purpose of living to our fullest potential. Sheltering ourselves from reality is not reality; in order to grow we must be nourished. In order to be nourished we must feed our souls with experiences and breathe in the life force. Sure, the life force isn’t always filled with levity but being courageous enough to take a bite, swallow and effectively digest what we’ve been fed is all part of the secret recipe for honest, healthy living in perpetuity.
The same philosophy applies for our kids. Of course as parents, we want to protect our children from the dangers of the universe. It’s our job to keep them out of harm’s way. However, like a caterpillar, eventually our babies outgrow the confines of the warm cocoon. There comes a point when they must break free and explore the endless possibilities life has to offer as a beautiful albeit naive butterfly.
Allowing our children to indefinitely live in this so-called bubble is doing them a disservice. It’s imperative we lead by example outside of the bubble so they learn to recognize the differences between true and false perceptions of reality. As parents and more importantly as people, we must continually take chances and calculated risks in order to thrive.
JUST TO LET YOU KNOW…. Don’t be fooled by the concept that burying your head inside a bubble is better. It’s not. It’s a sucker’s bet. Bubbles don’t last forever. Bubbles pop because bubbles are fragile. But people aren’t!
Soooooooo, if the bubble is inevitably going to pop (and trust me, it will) then why not be prepared. Find your unpolished pin, take control and be the burster of your own bubble!