099: Parenting Thoughts (I)
Reflections on becoming a father.
Becoming a dad has been one of my greatest joys (so far) in life.
Every parent's experience is unique, of course. And every child too.
Shout out to Stephanie for being an amazing partner!
(no particular order)
1 / Everyone has been a newborn. Even your friends / grandparents / worst enemies were once tiny babies.
2 / At heart, humans just want to feel safe and loved.
Accepted. As part of the pack.
3 / This Alan Watts line :
We think we 'came into' this world. But we actually came out of this world - like leaves from a tree."
4 / It's hard enough to manage one child with two adults. It's almost impossible to imagine being a single parent.
5 / Caregiving (of all types) is essential for a healthy, functioning society. And yet caregivers remain underrated.
6 / The brain is an amazing neural network.
Synapses connect and prune. We're observing real-time discoveries in language, movement, simple physics, cause and effect etc.
7 / Concepts like burpees and operations management have now taken on completely new meanings.
8 / There are fun new primate skills to explore.
9 / How do humans learn language?
Here's a short collection of audio clips.
[ 55 sec ]
10 / I love this time-travel exercise.
It pairs well with moments of change.
Parts II and III :