To spoil or not spoil…

We’re on my first vacation with my family since Covid began. My wife and I flew the 14-hour journey in business, because we’ve both worked hard for it – and not because we ‘deserve’ it as there are many who have worked much harder and can’t even afford to fly.

My three teenage kids were on the same flight, but in economy 😱, because the thing I fear most for them, at least in a material sense, is not that they won’t make enough money, but that they become lazy entitled bums that achieve nothing thanks to us spoiling them. Two of them were grateful that they were on the flight, I’ll be working to squeeze the entitlement out of the other one.

Listen, for the basics in life, there’s mummy and daddy, for everything else there’s hard work as there is nothing that kills drive as much as being handed it all on a plate.

Author: Asim Qureshi

Passionate about tech startups, home schooling, barefoot running and squash.

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