To My Son As Soon As He Learns To Read

From a 29-Year-Old Father to His 2-Year-Old Son

Self-Confidence

The only time I had some level of self-confidence was during tests and exams. I usually knew the material or at least enough to pass with a good grade. This was because I was usually prepared for exams. If I wasn’t prepared for a test, it normally meant that it was a surprise that no one else was prepared for either. It then would turn out that I was among the highest-scoring failures and I took comfort in that.

Fearlessness

Fear is another thing that has been a burden for me to try and get rid of. I am and have always been a coward in more ways than one. I’m afraid of failure. I’m afraid of injury. I’m afraid of rejection.

Social Skills

This is something that I did not know the importance of while I was growing up. I always felt pride when my elders would say “He’s really quiet and well behaved. He never causes or gets into any trouble. He’s such a darling.”

Diversity

This will help you to make the right decisions in life.

Selfishness

You have to be careful with this one as it can be very delicate.

An engineer with a multitude of interests

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