The Importance of First Education from Mother

The earliest education human receives often comes from family, from the education of mother. To study the influence of mothers on the whole life, a famous psychologist in America sent letters selected 50 successful public figures who obtain the great achievement in their professions and 50 criminals to talk about the impact of their mothers’ education. There were two replies impress him most. One is the reply of a famous politician, and the other is a prisoner serving a sentence. They talk about one thing – choose apples in childhood.

 

The prisoner said: One day, my mother took several big and small apples to us. I wanted to eat the red big apple. At that time, my mother put the apple on the desk and asked my brother and I that which one do we like. I just want to say I prefer the big red one, but my brother spoke it out before me. My mother stared at him and blamed him that good child should learn to give up good things to others. So, I said that I chose the small one and left the big one to my brother. After hearing my words, my mother was so glad and gave the big apple to me. I got what I need. From then on, I knew how to lie. Then I learnt fighting, stealing and robbing to get what I need. Till now, I was sent to prison.

 

The famous politician wrote in the letter: One day, my mother brought several red apples to us. My brothers and I wanted to eat the big one, but my mother held the biggest apple in her hand, and said to us: “Since all of you want to eat the biggest and the most delicious apple, how about having a competition? I divide the lawn in the yard into three divisions and three of you are responsible to mow them. The one who can finish it best will get this biggest apple!” So, we worked so hard and finally I got the apple. I must thank my mother, because she lets me know that we should be the top one if we want to get the best thing. In our home, we can get what we need by competition. It is very fair because we have to pay most efforts…

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