Forty Things I Wish I’d Told My Kids

By John Allcock
Morgan James Publishing

Allcock says, “Ninety percent of your worries are wrong.” He maintains, “What we do is not as important as how we are.” And he thinks that most of what we fear is imaginary. These are some of the topics in emails he sent to his daughters, who are now grown, to demonstrate his care and concern for them. He states the information was what he wishes he’d known to teach his kids when they were young.

Readers benefit from those emails. For example, the one stating that ninety percent of your worries are wrong was the result of his worrying about an upcoming trip that was later canceled. We are victims—of our own thoughts. Allcock states, “We automatically assume those thoughts are true, when in fact they often are not.”

Writing about “What we do is not as important as how we are” led him to decide, “Instead of focusing on what you do, focus on how you are—i.e., how you show up.”

Readers may find these messages helpful in understanding how to live a happier and more meaningful life.

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Last Updated on May 14, 2018

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