The hidden dangers of eternal parental optimism - casually presenting children with impossible situations, and hoping for the best....
"A son should respect his father
he should not have to be taught to respect his father
It is something that is natural
That’s how I’ve brought up my son anyway.
Of course a father must be worthy of respect
He can’t forfeit a son’s respect
But I hope at least my son will respect me, if
only for leaving him free to respect me or not."
from R.D. Laing