• Living

    Be the support you wish to have

    My mum is in her mid-fifties but she looks much younger. I attribute her anti-aging superpower to genetics and diet, but lately I realize that she might have another superpower – my dad. In the past 30 years, my dad has been constantly telling my mum that she’s the prettiest woman in the world. My dad has always been generous about compliments and support. Before we do something scary, like giving a speech, he’d say, “I know you can do it, you’re my smart daughter.” If we win, he’d say, “Of course you’d win, you have my genes.” If we perform poorly, he’d say, “It’s okay, I know you will…