Great essay Bud! Really enjoyed reading this. Although I’m years away from being a parent, the ideas you share in this essay are something I’ve thought about a lot. These closing lines really stuck with me:

“Patience and a willingness to learn from the souls we’ve nurtured are the compass and map.

It’s the evolution from guardian to guide.”

This is something I’ll need to revisit in 25-30 years 😅

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Hey Bud I loved the idea around guides not guardians! Reminds me of Jordan Peterson's idea of letting kids fall off their skateboards. It's really commendable that you're encouraging them to pursue their own curiosity.

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Great essay, Bud! Love how you liken the shift from guardians to guides to “letting go of the bike for the first time.” Talk about coming full circle. Beautiful analogy!

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