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“Mom, will I be rich when I grow up?”

(Referring to my eldest brother as a role model of success.) My 7-year old daughter asked me out of the blue whether she would be rich when she grew up.  I was startled especially that she asked it while I was accompanying her to the bathroom last night and I was just getting impatient to go back to my laptop. Well, what could I say? I began to think about my eldest brother, the most successful person in our brood. My mother always believed that he was successful because he always honored them–our parents, that is. Whenever he was being criticized or scolded by either of our parents, he would just keep silent, patiently listen, bow down his head, and never answer back. (Of course, there are other ways that a person could show respect to his/her parents, but not answering back or being rebellious must be the most obvious act of respect parents could see.) I suppose she’s right. After all, it’s in the Bible: Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.  “Honor your father and mother”—which is …