Are we right role models for our children?A banker friend of mine explained a bit of what is called black money to his ten year old son and also asked me to share my views. I explained the concept in detail. The boy was too curious. He wanted to know if all cash transactions were black money transactions. I explained that a huge majority of businesses, where people just earned Rs21000 or thereabouts, did not and do not generate black money at all. I also explained basics of income tax. The boy seemed to very convinced that both his parents were very honest tax payers. Perhaps his parents had explained this to him. Since I did not have much time, the conversation was short but therafter I have had a couple of telephonic conversations with him.
One thing stands out: the boy is able to see a link between what he considers as good and his own parents as role models. He is the only son and should stay tuned to the glitter and noise that he is bound to see. We ought to always be the right role models for our children. We just do not have any choice.