Parental motivation in 101 words 52/101

Marcel Proust stated that the purpose for his writing was to be as effective in serving the sick as the work of his Father, an eminent and highly respected Doctor.

Some ambition.

An ex-colleague once told me that “ambitions are driven by our parents. We strive to either compensate for parental deficiencies or outstrip their achievements”.

I believe this to be true and have come to terms with my uncontrollable hidden purpose to be a fully engaged Father.

Having stemmed one source of angst I’ve unleashed a new one — how will this theory influence the chosen paths of my children?

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