Once upon a time, there lived a wealthy Mother and her only Son. They had lived happily for quite some time, providing her Son everything he needed and more. But with all her wealth, she cannot rely on her Son alone, especially when many parties tried to steal her wealth from her.
And so, she adopted several other sons. 2 of the oldest, together with Mother‘s Son, become the leaders of the woman’s wealth. One of the adopted son, the Business Minded one, starts building his own business empire and riches. The younger of the two, however, is rather Choosy in his endeavour, but masters it. He prefers not to be a jack of all trade.
The Son, however, demands some sort of security, that no matter what, he would still be getting a portion of the wealth. Being her only son the mother agrees. And for a while, this was good. Her Son, albeit younger than the business minded one, starts to grow wiser and being able to stand higher than before.
Time passed, and they lived in a not-so-perfect harmony. The Business Minded Son was the envy of all, while the Choosy son, feels intimidated by the others. The Mother’s Son, never fails to remind them, that they are in fact adopted, and it’s his right to receive more. There was a big quarrel between the Son and The Business Minded, but after that settled, the Mother managed to alleviate the problem, by giving certain rights to all of her sons.
Most of the times, all of her sons would work together, laugh at each other’s joke, and slap each other’s back at his achievements, with utter respect. It’s only at certain times, that certain matter would be raised and challenged, that they could not see eye to eye with each other.
One day, the Adopteds felt that the Mother’s Son is ready to walk on his own feet. This has caused the Son to be furious, and again reminds them of his position in the family. The others argued that it’s not that they want to take away his priviledge and all, but instead wants him to ready to face the world beyond his mother’s realm.
At one point, the Adopteds were at fault, for there’s no way would the Mother favour them more than her son, and as always she would give him more than them. They felt, that since they had lived with their stepmother for so long, that they have been assimilated into the family. For this, the Mother said, “I love you all, with all my heart. But no love can contest the love from a mother to her own flesh and blood.“
On the other side of the fence, the Son had become relaxed and comfortable with all the priviledge he have. He’s like a kid on a bicycle, refusing to take off the training wheels. It’s not that all of the wheels to be taken out, just the unnecessary ones. He even took steps to add more security so nobody could easily take him out of his comfort zone. He refused to let go of his comfort zone, and refused to boldly venture into the uncertainity.
So dear readers, what should the Mother do, as to make her sons work together as a family, in the most efficient and harmonic ways?