“Those who know others are intelligent;
Those who know themselves have insight.
Those who master others have force;
Those who master themselves have strength.”
Parents outweigh their children in strength and size, and the temptation to control our kids by force is great. But the father who can guide his children with insight and effortless action, not strong words or threats, teaches them self-mastery and the wisdom of being in the flow.
Only by being in control of our own thoughts and emotions can we act as a loving parent, not a micromanager.