#NaptownSlim got a word about what I believe it takes to be a good parent. Build on this if you want. It ain’t for me, I ain’t got no kids, but it DOES take a village…right?
Let it get real and if your face gets hot, let it burn. Slim gon tell it.
A person who is completely selfish by nature simply cannot be a good parent. Parenting is a complete act of love and sacrifice and those sacrifices never stop. Ever. If you ain’t willing to give a lotta stuff up and refocus on that child, don’t have it.
I’m thinking of people too selfish to be entrusted with the TRUE welfare of a child, which has more to do with the person you raise that child to be on their own than anything you could give them for their birthday or any other occasion.
You could have all the money in the world and be set for life and that has so little to do with where the happiness comes from for a child. If all you’re concerned about for your child is to make sure they’re outdressing the other kids in school or that your child will have the ‘best’ of everything you can buy, you’re approaching it wrong…and that dictates to me that you don’t wanna be a ‘parent’ as much as you are ready to appear as if you are.
I know plenty of kids that grew up in financially stable households that are some of the most unstable people in the world. Those are the traits and values that they will likely pass on to their kids…selfishness and a lack of values based on anything that can’t be purchased.
By the same token, if you AIN’T got it like that, that doesn’t stop you from being an excellent parent. Some people are so very selfish and self-involved that all they see needing to be a parent is the reproductive organs to make it happen and cash.
News flash; the traits, values, and character you pass down to your child will have a longer lasting effect on them than whatever material possessions and cash the will inherit from you. Try developing those things more instead if developing your portfolio and a lust for all things ‘rich’.
My original point is that if you ain’t willing to give up a LOTTA your time, experiences, knowledge and realistically yourSELF to make your child’s life better, you ain’t FINNA be a good parent. I stand by that.
So sayeth #NaptownSlim, for the children. #ATFU. (Taken with Instagram)