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Unfinished Dreams – Wisdom Quotes (8)

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Don’t burden your children with your unfinished dreams – Wisdom Nuggets

Don’t burden your children with your unfinished dreams

Roberto Lima Netto

In 1962, I was graduating from college. I was 22 and, like all my collegues, full of dreams. Now with 72, looking back on life, I see that I cannot complain. I had some big successes; I achieved many dreams, but failed on others.

Many feel a natural tendency to want our children to follow our path, to complete our unfinisshed objectives.

That is a mistake. Hold yourself. Don’t burden your children with dreams that may not belong to them. They have the right to choose their own dreams.

I am Roberto Lima Netto. I write Jungian books – The Jungian BibleThe Little Prince for Grownups– and psychological thrillers – The Amazon Shaman, – In Search of Happiness

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Não sobrecarregue seus filhos com seus sonhos não vividos

Roberto Lima Netto

Em 1962, eu estava me formando na faculdade. Tinha então 22 anos e, como todos os meus colegas, estava cheios de sonhos. Agora com 72 anos, olhando para trás na vida, sei que não posso reclamar. Tive alguns grandes sucessos, completei muitos sonhos, mas não todos.

Muitos sentem uma tendência natural de querer que os filhos sigam nosso caminho, completem nossos objetivos não alcançados.

Isso é natural, mas é um erro. Cuidado!. Não sobrecarrega seus filhos com sonhos que podem não lhes pertencer. Eles têm o direito de escolher seus próprios sonhos.

I was involved in the business world, as an executive of large companies and university professor since recently. I was the president CSN, the largest steel-mill of Latin America and was responsible for its turn-around. My first encounter with the teachings of the Swiss psychologist C. G. Jung, one of the greatest geniuses of the 20th Century, was during my midlife crisis. Reading "Man and his Symbols" at that time, inspired me to go into Jungian analysis and to begin devouring the writings of Jung and his disciples. Since then, I've been studying psychology, especially Jungian psychology and, after reaching my seventies, I decided to become a full time writer, specializing on books on Jungian psychology and psychological thrillers. Every masterpiece of literature can be absorbed through multiple interpretations, and yield powerful insights for our daily lives. My first Jungian book, “The Little Prince for Grown-ups“, in its fourth edition in Brazil, was based on the famous book of Saint-Exupéry. The second, - “The Jungian Bible” - interprets some stories of the Old Testament and world myths. As I get older and, with a bit of luck, wiser, I want to pass on to the younger generations the lessons life has taught me. Jesus Christ taught that it was easier to sell ideas with stories. Following the Master, I published in English "The Amazon Shaman" and "In Search of Happiness", two psychological thrillers around the theme of happiness.

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