good parents love their children. Just accept that.
Potential. This will sound bogus; but I believe I could have played pro football or baseball. Not saying I would have. Injuries may have occurred. Theres also a fine line between college & pro players.
But I know I could have played college at big schools because I was being told that in high school. I have relatives who did & was better than them. I’d play their friends & beat their friends who did play college ball.
So I say why did I waste my talent?
Well in life not everyone is driven. You can let things consume you.
My kids were elite athletes. Even in middle school people would show up & watch my kids then talk to me. I’d find out they were from some big college.
But my kids hated practice. Wanted to have fun. Or would get bored with a sport. I let them change sports & then quit sports. Why? Has to be their dream not mine.
I did try to teach academics. They are smarter than they are athletic. But I only said I’d like an A but am happy with Bs.
I was the top student in high school & college. Unofficially tested as a genius several times. Would never take official test. I have 7 degrees.
My wife has 3 degrees. B student. Ended up making more $ than me.
All those degrees I got meant nothing. Making easy As in Physics was meaningless.
Jobs are more about politics & socializing. I’m a very sweet autistic. I don’t lie at work or back stab. So I’d get passed over. I realized people stole my ideas to progress themselves.
I realized due to my autism I was treated worse. I was given more work; the hardest stuff to solve; yet paid less than most. I’d also be yelled at at work. I’d be mocked for reading my Bible & not womanizing or drinking. Behind my back people mocked my disability. I never told anyone I’m disabled. Not on my resume. But people realize it. So I’d walk up & see people mocking my autistic behaviors.
It hurt. I’m very sweet to people. Yet people were often nasty to me. That’s just life.
But you know what. I still went home & enjoyed my life. I was still a good dad; husband, & citizen.
So relax. Just be the best you can be & enjoy life.
I had a cousin. I was much better at sports than him. I’d toy with him. He went pro. Then he had kids. He thought of injuries because his head hurt a lot. He told no one & retired. He was one of those low level pros so no one noticed or cared.
He doesn’t make a lot of money; but he’s happy, & he’s a good dad.
Be happy. Enjoy life. A lot of rich people are miserable. Being in the space science field I met a lot of people with millions. You’d be amazed how many were single or divorced & miserable. One lived in a house full of dogs. I realized I was lucky to be both smart & happy. I didn’t have the drive to push like them. But I did enjoy life.