When we’re younger, we are led to believe as we advance in our life, things will get easier and even more pleasurable – we can start to coast after we reach the summit. Remember riding a bicycle to the top of a hill? The reward was the downhill ride without peddling.
Children grow up, become young adults and follow the aging process.
If we do not remain our child’s role model (forever), someone else will fill that gap. How is that acceptable?