A few months ago my son eagerly asked if life could ever be perfect. It was a surprising question from an eight-year-old and led to a pleasant discussion about the chances people have to seek a perfect life. We came to the conclusion that, in reality, it's impossible for anyone to have all the advantages: in this case wealth, health, talent, physical beauty and happiness.
"Like, I'm happy, healthy and smart but not good in sports, right, Mum?" the boy volunteered.
As we are living among many demanding and perhaps in-denial parents who want their children to be "perfect", I'm so glad that my child has grown up to be a jaunty and confident boy who never takes deprivation and disappointment as a big deal.
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