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III ii Duties and Responsibilities AS Parents

3. As a parent what should and what shouldn't be our aspirations?

Parents want their children to acquire high qualifications and get married to another highly qualified person. Some parents while trying to fix up marriage alliance ask, “My daughter has completed her postgraduation. She is good. looking. What about your son? Has he completed his postgraduation? Is he handsome?” In fact, beauty is related to character, not to the physical appearance. Beauty of character is what one should aspire for.
Sathya Sai Baba, 15 Jan 2004
 
Parents want their boys to become high officers, to earn large incomes, acquire wealth and lead a life of comfort and ease. But they do not consider for a moment how they should make the children realise the need to develop good qualities. It is up to parents to teach the children to cultivate right attitudes and moral qualities. To encourage them merely to get on in life is not proper.
Sathya Sai Baba, 5 Feb 1984