August 10th, 2021 | Who I don't want to be

Hearing a father screaming to his kids in the house next door.

He must be on the edge. Yes, he is on holidays. But his is a barking dog. There must be something else going on in his life.

We mostly focus on the kids, but forget that parent are people too.

Stress. Broken dreams. Mid-life crisis. Who knows what's up with him. This is not normal behavior.

Flipping out and screaming is never ok. Especially towards your kids.

I'm not sure who I want to become when I'm older and a father.

But I definitely know who I don't want to be.

I don't want to be the stressed out father. Smoking on the balcony at nights. Screaming and shouting. A scary monster and the boogeyman to my children.

I want to be chill and zen.

Fortunately or unfortunately, money, working hours, exercise, physical health and general quality of life play a huge role in that.

Also not having an asshole boss you have to take permission from to go on holidays helps.


@alexwestco

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