Raise Boys Rich, Girls Poor
I heard a really great philosophy for raising children yesterday: “Raise boys rich, girls poor”.
Basically the idea is that you want boys to be strivers and to have to work and be very competitive so that they learn to have a sharp edge when they are older. You want girls to be raised in a cushioned life so they become almost snobby and will not settle for a guy who isn’t superb.
Maybe that’s a little sexist, but I thought it was fitting. The girls I know who are the most successful and have moved up the most at work (Harvard MBA, Google Account Manager, company founder, etc.) are those who received tons of support and cushion and love as they grew up. They never settle for less now. The boys who received such cushiony treatment general become wastes of life. Boys who never get handed anything they didn’t work for those generally become incredibly successful.
Interesting dichotomy, what are your opinions?