With a model upbringing, would we have the confidence we need to deal with today’s challenges? My answer would have to be no.
A model upbringing although a wonderful thought if you have or can have it, doesn’t always prepare you for the world with all of its challenges. Looking back, I believe that my own childhood, with its many challenges did prepare me for life.
If I’d had a model childhood, I will have had the opportunity to build on my confidence, but I wouldn’t have had the life skills necessary to help me through my most difficult of challenges. I believe it’s the difficult times that teach us how to adapt. If we were to live in a model world in the same way as our model childhoods, I am sure then we would have no problems adapting.
It’s not easy for anyone growing up in a difficult childhood, but the result is we get to learn life skills instead, which although we don’t always know it at the time, will become even more important as we make the transition. Although I didn’t have confidence as a child, I believe that my life skills have been instrumental in bringing about a new-found confidence.
When we can see that we have the ability to deal with and bring about success in our everyday lives as the adult, with the issues we have to deal with, we begin to notch up the confidence we didn’t have as a child. I know I have.
Without learning life skills in my childhood, I’m not sure how much I will have emotionally survived with everything I deal with.