I want my kids to realize that life is not served to you on a platter. You have to study, learn skills, develop yourself and make an effort to prosper. My kids are a little to0 young to understand salaries and such, but I have pointed out to them that workers a fast food places don’t make hardly any money and how hard it must be for them and their children.
But I have always felt a little bad because I didn’t want them to walk away from these instructions thinking less of these people. So from time to time we watch films to illustrate that depth, love and a rich heart have nothing to do with money.
NetFlix has just such a film is an excellent documentary about the lives of 8 janitors: Philosopher Kings. If you have an account, it is up for instant viewing. My kids loved it! Below is the trailer. [HT: Temporary Reality]
Question for readers: What message have you taught kids which you knew needed to be more balanced?