I got this link from a friend: http://paulgraham.com/love.html
This quoted part is related to how would parents advise their children to pick a field to work in, taking into account money versus what the kid wants to do.
And it seemed funny to me:
The advice of parents will tend to err on the side of money. [..] The kids think their parents are “materialistic.” Not necessarily. All parents tend to be more conservative for their kids than they would for themselves, simply because, as parents, they share risks more than rewards. If your eight year old son decides to climb a tall tree, or your teenage daughter decides to date the local bad boy, you won’t get a share in the excitement, but if your son falls, or your daughter gets pregnant, you’ll have to deal with the consequences.
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Special thanks goes out to Petrica Rus (a work colleague), who motivated me to write this post.