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099: Parenting Thoughts

Reflections on becoming a father.

Jeremy Finch
Jeremy Finch
3 min read
099: Parenting Thoughts

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!

Ten insights

(in no particular order)

1 / Everyone has been a newborn. Even your friends / grandparents / worst enemies were once tiny babies. We all share aspects of this common experience.

2 / At heart, humans just want to feel safe and loved.
Accepted. Part of the pack.

3 / This image :

We think we 'came into' this world. But we actually came out of this world - like leaves from a tree."

- Alan Watts

4 / It's hard enough to manage one child with two adults. It's difficult 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. I'm observing real-time discoveries in language, movement, simple physics, cause and effect etc.

7 / Concepts like burpees and operations management have taken on completely new meanings.

8 / There are fun primate skills to explore.

9 / How do humans learn language?

Here's a collection of sounds.

[ 55 sec ]

10 / This is a great time-travel exercise.

It pairs well with moments of change.

031: Time Capsules
Here’s how to send a message to your future-self.

Here's part II :

105: Parenting Thoughts II
The little guy teaches us a lot.

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