Dear Son,

Life Has Cycles | The Dear Son, Show | Ep 81 #fatherhood #parenting #lifecycle #generations

Sept. 12, 2023

Dear son, life has cycles. Highs and lows are a part of life, but have you ever stopped to evaluate the associated patterns? Sometimes we revisit lessons that are presented multiple times throughout our lives. Is your natural response to complain about your current circumstance or learn from it? If you give this careful consideration, your final answer may not match your initial response. 

The other interesting thing about cycles, specifically in a family dynamic, is that it will not only repeat in your life, but it is likely to show up in the lives of your family members. Yes, that “little quirk” that you’ve accepted as part of your identity, can plague generations to come. That may be a scary thought for some and empowering for others. If you do the personal work to address and overcome the cycle, you can irradicate it from your bloodline. 

We took advantage of this safe space to evaluate what cycles are currently showing up in our lives and in hour home, including anger, complacency, and fiscal responsibility. Additionally, we considered how we (do or will) respond when we see our children dangerously close to a cycle that we’ve overcome. When they are younger and more receptive of direction, the correction is relatively easy. However, when they become adults, course correction can become a chore. 

This conversation, as do most, provides a transparent view of life through the lens of fatherhood; however, it does not exclude women. There may be parallel experiences that resonate with you, or you may just want a peak into the minds of men. We wouldn’t be here without you. You're welcome.... you’re all welcome. We invite you to take this ride with us to experience life as we know it.

We learned quite about ourselves during this dialogue, and that’s typical. Hopefully, a point or two will prompt you to have similar meaningful discussions in your home. We highly recommend that you consume the entire episode for the best results. Also, meet us in the comments or tag us with your opinion on social media via the links below. As always, we welcome your perspective. It takes a village. 

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