*Just because a child or adult is smiling or laughing, don’t assume they are happy. Laughter is often a cover for loneliness and misery, not a declaration of joy.
*You hear real history from your older relatives each time they speak of their life and childhood. Listen to them! No book will ever give you such an education.
I have certainly known more men destroyed by the desire to have a wife and child, and keep them in comfort than I have ever seen destroyed by drink and harlots.
William Butler Yeats