He loves Star Trek. He has a captain’s chair bed, sleeps in a Star Trek bed on a Star Trek blanket, and has a Star Trek name tag. He tells me all the time how much he likes it. Ok, maybe he doesn’t, he is a dog after all. But I love it and so he must love it too, right?
Got me thinking…
Do our kids or those around us all love the same things as us? I forced, yes forced, my kids to all listen to my music. I even made them watch Star Trek every once in a while. I want them to like everything I like, because obviously it is the best. If I like it, then it must be good right? I also think that all my kids should have the same philosophical view of life. (Duder does)
I believe that a goal of any parent it to teach kids to live their own life, make their own choices, and decide for themselves what they like. I can influence, I can persuade, but ultimately, our kids grow up and they have to decide for themselves who they are. As one of kids put it to me one day, “I don’t like adulting”
I look back at the things my Mom and Dad like. Do I like everything they do? Nope. Did they influence my likes? Of course. I don’t think they like Star Trek though…
Let’s learn from Duder. He knows that Star Trek is one of the best media franchises created. We all should admit that. Do I dare say it is better than Star Wars?? Of course. We should all admit that too.
BTW, there are not a lot of dogs on Star Trek,,, why is that? I can only think of one regular. Anyone know who?