I reckon that having children is probably the biggest life event you can go through (yes, I'm going through it too). There's a temptation to pass on my purpose and values to my children but, on the other hand, I want them to be independent people who can think for themselves. Most importantly, I don't want them to make the same big mistakes that I have made in my life.
Originally Posted by miketsimpson
It can have the effect of crystallizing the higher levels... some goals now become impossible and others become definite, and of course new ones appear. The biggest thing is that life becomes less about you, which can be painful to realise.