The Sacred Task of Grandfathers and Grandmothers
….is not only to play wholesome games, take walks and be all cuddly with the grandchildren, but most importantly to find ways to teach them how to avoid the hard mistakes and stupidities we made ourselves and how to avoid them.
To show them, besides the Maps which tell where goodness can be found, how we too got lost in fogs and (sometimes barely) recovered in the hard windswept storms which life invariably brings to all souls, and which they too must face.
And especially to show them the Maps which point out where there are wolves in the woods, and Con Men lurking in the most unsuspecting places, disguising their true interests, and all the kinds and locations of luring traps set off the narrow road…
–See also School of Sharing: The Extended Family