Who Knew?

Teenagers love their parents and want them to be happy.  Similarly, old people love their children and want them to be happy.

They show their feelings by being incredibly difficult to get along with.


Teenagers and old people both know that they will not be with their family forever and they know their family members will miss them terribly when they are gone. Being difficult is their way to reduce the eventual pain for their loved ones.  Their families will see their going on as a mixed blessing.

Being difficult is an act of love.  Appreciate it.

Don Shaughnessy is a retired partner in an international accounting firm and is presently with The Protectors Group, a large personal insurance, employee benefits and investment agency in Peterborough Ontario. don.s@protectorsgroup.com

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: