As I have said many times my mother is/was my number one mentor in life. She pushed me through school. Not only High School but College as well. When I graduated from High School I gave her my graduation hat and told her it was as much hers as mine. She was a single parent and even when she was working two jobs to feed us and pay the bills she pushed me to keep going even when I felt low and helped me to study every day.
She taught me to reach for the golden ring if I missed the first or second time around than just try harder and reach further out the next time.
Yeah, sometimes you might fall off that carousel horse while reaching for the golden ring, but then you get right back up, dust yourself off and go again until you capture the ring!
Because we all have to work for what we want. If we have kids, than we as adults/parents signed a contract with those children and with the higher power to help and guide them to capture the golden ring without falling off and getting hurt, as best as we are able, until they are out of college then help via support and love for the rest of our lives.
No one can give a person their dreams. Perhaps someone can help reach out and grab that golden ring if we are willing to ask for their help. But they can not do the work alone. No one can just hand that golden ring over to another person, not your parents, not a spouse, not even our higher power.
Sure there are those who inherit riches, like Donald Trump. However, even those who have inherited lots of money has to work to keep that money. If they want to remain rich, then they have to do the work to remain so, to earn more money to replace the money they spend or to invest smartly so that they do not end up bankrupt.
However, if we allow it anyone can take our self-worth, and our dreams from us through their actions and their words.
Don’t let them!