Every human who is born on this earth carries some aspirations of dreams in their heart. These dreams are a result of bringing up and family situations that prevail around that person. But the same situation gives rises to different dreams around us! How is that possible? For example- there can be 2 siblings in a family one of them wants to become a doctor while the other one inclines to be a sportsperson! What is it that changes their dreams and aspirations? The answer is- their ideals.
Your ideals have the power to change your lives significantly. If you believe in love and self-respect, your ideals will guide you to attain them while if you believe in arrogance and attaining power, your ideals will position you according to that thinking. It is therefore, that small children are often told good stories about friendship, faith, trust, and good character so that their personal ideals can shape and form in this way as they grow up. Ideals play a very important role in our lives. But in order to discuss this in deep, we need to understand the meaning of the word “ideals”.
What does “ideals” mean?
“Ideals” refer to the principles or the standards that we set in our life to be followed diligently. Maybe we do not play an active role in deciding these standards or ideals but we passively imbibe them from the circumstances that prevail around us. We motivate our interests and inclinations to develop those ideals in a firm manner. For example- in previous times the high morals of character and integrity were considered prime “ideals” in various societies. People were ready to give away their lives for these ideals. As time has changed, the ideals transformed from “morality” to “practicality” and thus we are more inclined towards appreciating people who are “mature”, “practical” and “rationale” in life. These traits are imbibed through the ideals or beliefs in these attributes.
There can be various examples of ideals around us that are worth being followed diligently. For example, you may find that some people easily beg for money, clothes, and food. While there are some who work hard to earn every penny of self-worth and respect but never beg! There are ideals of parents giving freedom to their children to choose their own careers, friends, life partners etc.
Similarly, there can be various ideals in our lives that we need to imbibe and apply in different situations and circumstances as life progresses.
The impact of ideals on our children:
As our children grow, they mostly idolize their parents. For example, if the parents live in harmony and love, the children mostly believe in these traits and become happy, family-oriented and cheerful personalities. At the same time, if the parents live under unpleasant circumstances or get divorced, their children also lose faith in aspects of love and marriage. They try to ignore their emotional side because of the lack of apathy in their ideals.
Therefore, set the ideals of the highest standards in your children. If you wish to seek professional help, consult experts that can help you in making your life better with their experiences. Your ideals will change the course of your life from the moment you adopt them!